We know a guy who claims to have driven his entire 48-mile morning commute to work in a 7-series BMW without ever looking out the car’s glass. This, we pause to point out, is a monumentally stupid thing to do.

The 7-series in question was equipped with a night-vision system that displays an image of the road ahead by picking up infrared radiation to which human eyes are blind. The image, displayed in black and white on the BMW’s nav screen, is therefore a heat signature. Hot items (car exhaust, people, javelinas) appear to radiate the sort of divine glow that a halo in an early Renaissance painting might. Cold items (the sky, winter roadways, very dead javelinas) appear black.

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