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Night Vision Systems

UMTRI researchers examine driver performance with night vision systems using a full range of methods, from laboratory studies employing a driving simulator to actual driving in instrumented vehicles. They also use crash data and photometric analyses of headlamp performance to determine the best ways for night vision technology to be used to improve safety.Various types of night vision systems are under development, and two major types of infrared night vision systems are currently available on new vehicles: passive (\"far infrared\") and active (\"near infrared\") systems.