Night Vision Camera by HUDWAY
The thermal night vision camera doesn't need light to "see" the objects. Instead, it recognizes them by their heat — and highlights them against a neutral dark background. This is how you will see them appearing on the video — and know they're out there, no matter how challenging the visibility conditions may be.
In dust, fog, heavy snow or rain, dusk or darkness — the thermal camera will automatically identify and highlight vehicles and pedestrians. It will also alert you on the objects moving close to your vehicle by overlaying them with geometric shapes and indicating the distance to them.
What's in the box:
- Night vision camera
- ECU block (recognition block)
- Video selector
- Mounting bracket & screws
- Connection cables
The camera works well even in the extreme temperatures. It also has a heater that activates when the temperature is 2°C or lower and defreezes the camera window.
The camera is equipped with an S-video cable that plugs in the ECU block. The ECU block is responsible for the automatic objects recognition and triggering visual alarms.
Another S-video cable will run from the ECU to the video selector — which further transmits the video to HUDWAY Drive (or to your in-vehicle display, if you choose not to use HUDWAY Drive).
ECU block firmware can be updated over the air.
Please note that the ECU block is not waterproof and needs to be mounted in a dry place safe from mud — say, in the passenger compartment, under a seat or in the trunk, just like the video selector — and just like the video selector it can be mounted using screws, 3M adhesive, or Dual Lock.
Please also note that HUDWAY Drive device is not included in the Night Vision Camera Set and needs to be purchased separately.
Installing the camera in a vehicle
We brought a camera sample to our engineering office in Riga and shot a brief installation video on BMW 320 E46. Here it is: