The company Volkswagen revealed details of the night vision system, which was first received by Touareg SUV of the new generation. Technology allows you to “see” at night objects at a distance of up to 130 meters.
The system called Night Vision consists of a thermal imager installed in the front of the machine. It can detect the infrared radiation of living creatures – pedestrians, cyclists and large animals – at a distance of at least 10 meters from the car. In addition, the system is able to predict the trajectory of the movement of people.
In the event of a hit or probable hit in the “security corridor” set by the system, a visual warning is output to the digital instrument panel. Outside the “corridor” objects are highlighted in yellow, in case of danger – in red. Switching to the thermal imager mode occurs automatically when objects are detected at speeds over 50 kilometers per hour. At the same time, the system transfers brakes to the “combat” mode.
In addition to the night vision system, you can order a matrix LED head optics. When traveling at speeds over 60 kilometers per hour, it briefly highlights pedestrians in potentially hazardous areas.
Sales of Volkswagen Touareg in the Russian market will begin this summer. The model, built on the modular platform MLB Evo, will be offered with two petrol engines and one diesel engine: 2.0 and 3.0 units with a power of 249 and 340 horsepower respectively and a diesel three-liter six-cylinder engine developing 249 hp.