Is PathFindIR II available through car dealers or manufacturers?

Some high-end models of BMW, Mercedes, and Audi can be ordered in the U.S. with PathFindIR II as an option, however, these manufacturers simply refer to the night-driving feature since it is basically a private-labeled product.

PathFindIR is much more widely used in the European Union countries, in many models of BMW, Mercedes, Audi, and Rolls Royce. This is because there is a mandate that some form of pedestrian / animal avoidance system be used on all motor vehicles. This same mandate does not exist in the U.S., so many car dealers do not request the night-driving option as it adds a small amount to the base price of the vehicle. If asked about PathFindIR II, car dealers may try to convince customers that aftermarket installation will result in denial of warranty coverage. However, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1975 states that a dealer must prove that aftermarket equipment caused a need for repairs before warranty coverage can be denied.

FLIR recommends that customers considering an aftermarket install of PathFindIR II contact NAV-TV and request information about local installers. A good car stereo installation firm should be capable of wiring the system into a modern vehicle`s existing display.

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