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Old 04-23-2003, 04:37 AM   #1
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Well.. I wonder how hard it is to incorporate one of those from a Caddie into a Bonnie? What would happen as far the dispaly against the glass area ( I know there'* some type of special film on the glass for the HUD ), so I"m assuming this would be needed too. But how do you angle it for the driver? I always wanted one of those added to my car.. but I think the price tag on them are extremely high ( haven't priced around ). humm....
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Well, as far as I know GM has yet to integrate both HUD and Night Vision together. I could be wrong tho.

I'd prefer to have the HUD and let my headlamps do the work. I think the Deville DTS with NightVision is more of a novelty
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yea.. but I wonder if that would not only help driving in stealth mode.. but what about for the cottage area where there'* deers and moose and all that crap that can lunge in front of your car on the drive.. I wonder if the Nightvision will help in spoting them.. other then always lookin for a shimmer of light reflection from their eyes.
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Thats what was featured in the ads...a look out for livestock..LOL

I haven't heard a lot of testimonials about the DTS tho...does anyone know of any?
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I would think that it would be cheaper and easier to get a pair of Might Vision Goggles and just wear them when you are driving. Another thing you could look at is getting a camera w/ nightvision and mounting it somewhere out of sight. Then you wire it up to a LCD screen in the dash and drive with that?
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LOL...there is something inherently unromantic about driving at night with a big *** pair of night vision goggles.

Unless they are like perscrip...forget it, I'll use my own eyes or stick with the HUD...hahaha, that I DON'T have
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Night vision goggles would obscure your peripheral vision anyhow. Besides, they mess with your depth perception. I've seen small CMOS cameras with infrared LED'* which allow low-light imaging, but typically, you get about 10 or 15 foot range with them.

Just mount a light bar from a range rover on top and plant about 6 KC floodlights up there. You'll think you're driving in daylight...
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you could rice it out and mount 6 foglights onto the top of your bumper...If you could find green light filters, you would be in business
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Go with the goggles, then if someone saw your car they'd see two eerie green eyes looking out!
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I'd like to have a "stealth mode" at all...#%$&*%%$^%[email protected]*%$&*#^! daytime running lamps!
As a side note, is there any way to easily disable those?

Anyway...a night vision screen in the car would rock (I think, as long as it worked fairly well; we have a lot of deer and moose around here). Ultimately, the best system would be what the US military uses in goggles...a combination of passive light amplification and infra red. That allows for a very clear picture (as if it is daylight...no joke) because of the light amplification, and longer range because of the infra red; but this would be incredibly complicated. It would require two cameras (one infra red and the other in a technology that I'm not even sure is legally available on the civillian market) and a way to merge the two views into one...heavy stuff (and nothing we'll have access to for many years ). As it is now, infra red may work pretty well as it has a fairly long range I believe.
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