4. 1945: sniper scopes now: BMW Night Vi­sion

Australian T3 - - TRAVEL -

The scope de­ployed to soldiers in 1945 was rudi­men­tary, with a puny 100m range and re­quir­ing in­fra-red lights so large they had to be mounted on trucks. But it was the pre­cur­sor of tech that’s now used to warn driv­ers of haz­ards at night. For more car tech, head to p37. bmw 7 se­ries from $204,000, bmw.com.au

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