This is really more of a follow-up to "Question to all who like night driving ".
One of the most interesting ideas that I picked up on from that discussion was the possibility of using FLIR (night vision) as a countermeasure. Interestingly, it was mentioned that some high end cars do actually come with FLIR systems installed to protect against road hazards at night.
This immediately rung a bell for me, as one of the unique problems with highway driving at night. That would be the type of trap where an LEO parks on the shoulder or side of the road with lights off, laying in wait for a motorist. With lights off and no radar emissions to detect, an approaching speeder will probably not have any advance warning that he is about to be clocked. On an empty unlit road at night, this is a very formidable speed trap.
The idea is that you would be able to detect the warm (and maybe running) motor of the cruiser before you are close enough to be blasted with IO. Theoretically, I can think of a few problems with this scenario, but there is a potential to be usefull.
My question is, has anyone done this? If so, did you get any saves from it? What problems did you encounter while doing this?
And for everyone, do you think this is feasible? Why or why not?