Homemade Car IR Night Vision ?
I am a retired guy with less than perfect night vision. I have installed a LED Backup camera and portable display in my Camry and wonder how hard it would be to do the same only looking foreward.
Ebay has a lot of IR cameras that include IR Light LEDs. Shouldn't I be able to connect one to my monitor to get some extra driving safety?
Of course, everything is possible to the guy who doesn't know how to do it! Thanks in advance.. Here is an article from a BMW site I think.............
"...In 2000, General Motors offered a thermal night-vision system in its Cadillac line of vehicles. The system was innovative, but it was also expensive and didn't produce very clear images. Toyota also gave night vision a shot, and even now the automaker continues to offer an in-dash system in some Lexus models. The Lexus system has its fans, but if it's so effective, then why hasn't this technology spread to every vehicle on the road? One theory is that it seems as if the technology just isn't fully ready for automotive applications. Not yet, anyway. As you can imagine, night-vision technology is expensive and if you use inexpensive components, the quality simply won't be there.
Two of Germany's automotive stalwarts, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, have taken a damn-the-torpedoes approach to in-dash night-vision systems. These two auto manufacturers have been offering night-vision systems in vehicles since 2006..."