What is Mercedes-Benz Night View Assist®?

July 17th, 2016 by

What is Mercedes-Benz Night View Assist®?

What is Mercedes-Benz Night View Assist®?

Driving down a poorly illuminated road, it can be challenging to see deer and even people crossing. This dilemma poses consequences for vehicles, animals, drivers, and pedestrians. Unfortunately, such a scenario has proven itself life-threatening in far too many cases.

Hence, the creators at Mercedes-Benz have crafted a multi-functioning system that allows drivers to better detect animals and pedestrians on the road—Mercedes-Benz Night View Assist®. Employing a thermal camera, the Night View Assist® function detects infrared radiation emitted from humans and large animals. Because infrared radiation is invisible to humans and large animals, Night View Assist® does not risk blinding drivers, pedestrians, or animals. Instead, it makes pedestrians and animals visible to drivers that otherwise would not be—and thus—reduces collisions. Night View Assist® allows drivers to see otherwise invisible people and animals by projecting an image on vehicles’ speedometers. More specifically, the system translates what it can detect through heat into a clear, visible image drivers can see. It is this translation that permits drivers to know exactly where humans within a 160 m radius stand and exactly where animals within a 100 m radius stand. To further avoid collisions, the Night View Assist® features beckons animals and people to move out of harm’s way by flashing warning lights.

Overall, Mercedes-Benz is committed to keeping its drivers safe. Now, at just the switch of a button, drivers can activate the Mercedes Benz Night View Assist® system. Combining classic principles of physics, innovative technology, and a passion for security, the Mercedes Benz Night View Assist® acts as a groundbreaking mechanism for protecting lives.