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Last updated on January 8, 2022

With new tech emerging every year, the latest Jeep models have elevated their safety and convenience features.

The upgraded thermal imaging sensor for Jeep night vision gives drivers better visibility and awareness on the road. Read more to learn about how this emerging automobile feature works and how it can help keep drivers safe at night.

New Jeep Models With Night Vision Technology

Thermal imaging for night vision is the new industry- favorite feature. Seen in both the Cherokee and Wagoneer models, it's both exciting and practical. 

The tech pairs well with the Jeep's off-roading capabilities. Both the Cherokee and Wagoneer are great for taking out on a nature trail or driving on your next adventure. This fun activity also leads to the risk of nocturnal critters getting in your way. Thermal imaging could be a great way to protect animals that run in front of your car.

Jeep interior

New Tech to Help You Stay Safe on the Road

Even though most driving occurs during the day, about half of reported fatalities occur while driving at night. Driving in the dark is a common occurrence. But it can be risky and lead to accidents without the right safety technology. 

In the dark, visibility shrinks and even moving objects can be difficult to perceive. This is especially true while attempting to operate your vehicle, reading upcoming road signs indicating speed, or looking out for wildlife.

Before Jeep night vision, all you had at your disposal to ensure road safety in the dark were your headlights. Now you have another tool to perceive potential dangers on the road. New thermal imaging capabilities for Jeeps are trailblazers for auto safety technology.

Night Vision Uses Thermal Imaging Technology

In a traditional night vision view, a vehicle may increase the contrast in images to provide a more crisp video view of the road in front. While this can be helpful to identify potential hazards while driving at night, it is not ideal for detecting small things like animals, or things in the distance.

These Jeep models make use of thermal imaging technology and a moving sensor to track heat sources far into the distance in front of your car. 

Rather than the traditional Jeep night vision intensifier view, this sensor highlights heat sources, so you can easily pinpoint the hazard. A bright and easy to discern yellow sensor will show any thermal sources in the road on your screen.

Benefits of Having Thermal Imaging For Driving

With a sophisticated tool like thermal imaging, you don't have to squint at a tiny screen or stare into the distance and hope your headlights pick up hazards in time. The sensor can pick up even the smallest source far in the distance. And it will show you all this on your dashboard view, so you can look quickly and safely. 

With this technology, you keep yourself, your car, and surrounding animals safe at night. 

The Bottom Line

Every year new safety features hit the market, and both drivers and pedestrians are safer because of it. These new thermal imaging capabilities make driving at night a breeze for new Jeep models. Try yourself and decide if this is the future of safe driving. 

Randy Angwin

About the author

Randy Angwin holds a master of science degree from University of Florida. He is an expert in infrared and night vision technology. His knowledge helps us staying on top of the latest trends in the thermal industry. When not working, Randy likes to hunt and spend time with his two German shepherds.

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