Thermal imaging makes night-time driving safer for motorcyclists

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PathFindIR II
PathFindIR II

Online?? –?? Thermal imaging cameras produce a crisp image in the darkest of nights. It makes them excellent tools for a wide variety of applications.

FLIR???s PathFindIR II builds on the success of the original PathFindIR by adding a unique nighttime pedestrian detection feature that can be configured to automatically display alarms to alert drivers when the system detects a person or animal nearing or crossing the vehicle???s path.

In recent years, thermal imaging cameras like the FLIR Systems PathFindIR II are also being integrated in cars for driver vision enhancement.

But what about motorcycles?

Can the same technology be used to make driving at night safer for bikers as well?

This article describes how a FLIR Systems thermal imaging camera was seamlessly installed on a BMW R1150 GS.


About PathFindIR II

PathFindIR II is a powerful thermal night vision camera that lets one see clearly in total darkness, regardless of the vehicle you???re driving or the road they???re on.

PathFindIR II sees heat not light, so one can see everything in front of them, up to four times farther down the road than headlights allow.

Unique in the industry, PathFindIR II is an automotive-qualified system that is hermetically sealed, rated to IP-69, with an integrated, automatic window heater. It uses 12 VDC input power, and standard NTSC or PAL video is output for compatibility with most monitors or displays.

Intended as an aftermarket addition, PathFindIR II is based on a 320×240 thermal camera system with a 24?? field of view.

More information and specifications/applications are online at PathFindIR II (Driver Vision Enhancement System).

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PathFindIR is designed for commercial, over the road, automotive applications. While many other applications are possible, each user should carefully consider additional protection and installation methods that might be required for any given application. Mechanical, environmental and electrical requirements should be evaluated to assure that PathFindIR can be utilized with satisfactory results. Particular attention needs to be given to the electrical system that will power the PathFindIR as the camera is designed for the automotive 12 V DC power environment and conforms to ISO 7637-2 requirements for transients and disturbances on the typical automotive power system. If the PathFindIR is installed in applications other than commercial automobiles, additional power conditioning or protection may be required.

Questions? Contact FLIR.

Call at 1-877-773-3547.

Or, select your desired application from the list below.

For Commercial Vision product support, please call: 1-888-747-3547 or visit the FLIR Commercial Vision Customer Support Center.
For Temperature Measurement product support, please call: 1-866-354-7911 or visit the FLIR Thermography Customer Support Center.