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#1 polivoks Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:03 PM

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I've recently been researching some electronics to install into my car that will help with detection of speed traps and the like. After re-reading the Wired article on Alex Roy's car (the one that broke the cross-country record) I noticed it had a Raytheon NightDriver thermal camera installed in it. http://www.nightdriv...ightdriver.html

I also found: http://www.flir.com/...cts/pathfindir/
which I am leaning towards. It's composite so I can run it into the Aux in on the NAV.

Anyone have any experience with either of these or anything like them?

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#2 ebizzle361 Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:21 PM

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I have seen the military grade here in Afghanistan. The version you are referring to is probably not be as good and definately would be very expensive, however would be a bad ass mod.

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#3 ebizzle361 Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:26 PM

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This dude drove cross-country in 31 hours....damn



#4 nlpamg Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:33 PM

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I know some aftermarket BMW guys were selling the FLIR a couple years ago as well.  They said the refresh rate was slow.  I'm not sure if it has improved since.  I would hope so, since it's a pricey kit.

Let us know how it goes!

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#5 polivoks Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:52 PM

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It looks like the cost would be around $3000 list for the base camera, harness, and bracket from FLIR.

I was looking into the refresh rate as well, and they sell cameras of different rates. It is illegal to export a camera with greater than a 9hz refresh rate from the US.

There's a video comparing the rates:


The 30hz is the same price as the 9hz it looks like.


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#6 timsanders Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:01 PM

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Zac you are to much dude,FLIR as in forward looking infer red.Is some badd ass shit.It will be interesting on how to see you intergrate this.Your going to need seperate monitors in your car to be able to see everything.Good shit though


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#7 Slick Allstar Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:09 AM

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too bad it can't see instant-on KA over hills or make you invisible from behind to off ramp parked fuzz



#8 nlpamg Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:27 PM

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View Postpolivoks, on 05 March 2012 - 08:52 PM, said:

It looks like the cost would be around $3000 list for the base camera, harness, and bracket from FLIR.

I was looking into the refresh rate as well, and they sell cameras of different rates. It is illegal to export a camera with greater than a 9hz refresh rate from the US.

There's a video comparing the rates:


The 30hz is the same price as the 9hz it looks like.

wow, the 30hz is significantly better.  the 9hz doesn't look very usable.  I can't wait to see this in action on your car!


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#9 flint24 Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:40 PM

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I just discovered my next mod. Thanks guys.




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