Posts tagged night vision
Night vision has made its way into quite a few luxury cars as a night-driving safety feature, but eBay Motors wanted to see if the technology could be used to actually drive the car. Former racer and World’s Faster Car Show host Justin Bell grabbed the keys to an Audi A7 and headed to Willow Springs Raceway to find out.
As if driving in the dark of the desert night wasn’t hard enough, the car’s windshield and side windows were blacked out, so Bell’s driving relied completely on the three-inch night vision display located in the gauge cluster. In addition to navigating the track, his producers also threw in a few surprises for Bell on the track. We don’t want to spoil too much for you, but based on the speeds exhibited in the video, we don’t think 24-hour endurance races will be adding this tech any time soon; that being said, he probably drove the car faster and better than we could have.
Scroll down to watch how Bell does lapping the track using only the car’s night vision.
Justin Bell laps Willow Springs… in the dark… using only night vision originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:44:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Looking to keep an eye on things at home while you’re away? If so, Belkin is looking to lend a hand with an HD version of its NetCam WiFi camera. The device touts 720p video and digital audio capture for monitoring on-the-go and boasts easy setup with an Android or iOS smartphone and your home’s WiFi router — no need to fire up that PC. Need to monitor your goods at night? No problem. This model features night vision, just like its elder sibling. A companion app handles the mobile workload and email alerts can be pushed to your inbox when motion is detected — complete with a screenshot of the culprit. Additionally, the NetCam HD will launch with the recently outed WeMo SMART platform that leverages Belkin’s home automation tools for a variety of in-home gadgets and appliances. Units are slated to hit shelves this spring, hoping to pry $149.99 out of your wallet before outfitting your flat.
Unable to sleep soundly because of the lingering fear that someone’s rummaging around your living room? Logitech’s newest surveillance gizmo, the 750n Indoor Master System, should ease your worries, since it adds 130-degree night vision and illuminates whatever’s lurking in the darkness at a distance of up to 50 feet. Like Logitech’s older products, such as the Alert Master, the 750n records video at 960 x 720p, and it uses the same HomePlug adapter for installation. If you’re already feeding your paranoia with a Logitech Alert Master, you can upgrade to the night-vision capabilities with the 700n Indoor Add-On Camera. The products cost $300 and $230, respectively, and will be available before the end of the month, but you can join us after the break for our impressions.
Gallery: Logitech Alert 750n hands-on
Logitech Alert 750n adds wide-angle night vision for improved indoor snooping, we go hands-on originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 09 May 2012 04:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Logitech release MW3 gaming mouse and keyboard, for people who can’t get enough Soap originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 18 Oct 2011 09:32:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Tokyoflash is on the loose once more, and this time it’s introducing a concept that has been in the works for months on end. The Kisai Night Vision — which was made official moments ago, first appeared on the company’s blog as a mockup in August of 2010 — and as they say, “what a difference a year makes.” As of today, the LED wristwatch is up for grabs, constructed with black stainless steel, sub-surface LEDs, a hexagonal form factor and support for USB recharging. Despite your initial assumptions, it’s actually capable of displaying both time and date, and there’s even a built-in alarm with a “light-up animation.” Fancy! It’s available in black with blue, green or red LEDs, and if you order soon, you’ll be able to snag one for $129 / £79 / €89; procrastinators will face a sticker of $149 / £91 / €103. Take a shufti in the gallery below.
Tokyoflash reveals Kisai Night Vision wristwatch, makes telling time fun again originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 12 Sep 2011 20:51:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.