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ABOUT NIGHT VISION

Night Vision can help you see beyond your headlamps in the dark by displaying a thermal heat image that highlights and helps alert you to detected pedestrians or large animals if your vehicle is equipped with this feature.


How It Works

The system uses a far infrared sensor located in the lower grille below the driver-side headlamp. It is designed to display warmer objects, such as pedestrians or large animals, as lighter on the Night Vision image.

 

  • Select Night Vision as the instrument cluster view at any time. The feature will only display when it is sufficiently dark outside, the headlamps are on and your vehicle is in PARK or FORWARD gear
  • If a pedestrian or large animal is detected more than approximately 82 feet in front of the vehicle, a yellow box will appear around the displayed animal or pedestrian and, depending on your vehicle, an amber pedestrian/large animal crossing icon will appear on the instrument panel and Head-Up Display (if equipped)
  • On some vehicles, if the system detects that you are approaching a pedestrian or large animal too rapidly such that a crash may occur, the yellow box will change to red and a red “Collision Alert” will flash in the windshield and Head-Up Display (if equipped). The alert will be accompanied by eight high-pitched front beeps or five left- and right-seat pulses (depending on your Alert Type menu option). On some vehicles, you may also see a yellow box around the highlighted object, which will transition to an amber box and then a red one as you approach
  • Enable or disable these alerts in the Settings menu of your infotainment system. On some vehicles, you may have to customize alerts using the Forward Collision Alert settings instead of Night Vision settings
  • Night Vision will not activate braking or steering. It is designed to alert you of pedestrians and large animals detected ahead
  • On some vehicles, you may adjust the brightness and contrast of the Night Vision image. You may also dim or brighten the entire Driver Information Center display, including Night Vision, using the interior light switch (depending on your model)

 

Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle’s Owner’s Manual for more important feature limitations and information.



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Q&As

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY VEHICLE HAS THIS FEATURE?

If you see Night Vision as a selectable page in the Driver Information Center (DIC), you have this feature. On some vehicles, you may see the option to select Night Vision in the Control Panel to the left of the DIC.

WILL NIGHT VISION PREVENT ME FROM COLLIDING WITH A PEDESTRIAN OR LARGE ANIMAL AFTER DARK?

No. Night Vision is only designed to alert you, not to activate braking or steering if it detects an object ahead. Remain alert while driving.

IF A SMALL ANIMAL CROSSES THE ROAD AHEAD OF MY VEHICLE, WILL THE NIGHT VISION SYSTEM ALERT ME?

Night Vision may detect small animals, but it is designed to highlight people and larger animals.

WILL NIGHT VISION DETECT CHILDREN?

Night Vision can detect children 4 feet or taller who are walking or standing. It will not detect children who are crawling or sitting on the ground.

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To find out if your vehicle has this feature, contact your dealer or refer to your vehicle’s equipment list.  Please check your Owner’s Manual for more information about features.

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