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Interesting car camera

hooferinsane

EXIF Seeker
Super Moderator
Picked up a new car on Sunday, paid extra for a safety pack which included a 360 degree camera (assists parking etc) Two images below, left hand one of the full view shows a view from 'above' the car, which is produced by use of the front, rear and side facing cameras, but the final image looks like a cam is above the car. Interesting technology

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Pteranadon

Always on
Premium Member
Pretty cool.
I will be honest- backing up, using rearview or side mirrors don't work too well for me. Bad depth perception doesn't help.

The back up camera in mine- is a wonderful gift.
 

SeanNeedham

Ol' Sparky
Honorary Life Member
Got one of these on one of the work trucks. It also has the thickest pile of damage report sheets where people keep smashing it in to things.
 

kayak

Always on
Some also have auto brake, for reversing. It feels like you've just hit something, but it's the brake being activated really quickly. It works on motorway driving too, if you get too close to the car in front. Good for not hitting the car in front at a round-about when you think they've gone, and they haven't. :grin:
 

Skyshot

Active Member
If you have to rely on it, yet, get off the roads. However, it can be handy.
The problem is new or young drivers will be using this from the beginning in the very near future, so will in turn come to rely on it because they won't have developed the necessary skills to do without. :(
 

DonS

Stuck in Toronto
Moderator
The problem is new or young drivers will be using this from the beginning in the very near future, so will in turn come to rely on it because they won't have developed the necessary skills to do without. :(
Yes, that can happen. Even if they are taught not to use it, once they are driving they will.
 

SeanNeedham

Ol' Sparky
Honorary Life Member
Yes, that can happen. Even if they are taught not to use it, once they are driving they will.
Same with any sort of "safety tech" on vehicles, whilst it does make the vehicle safer it also breeds complacency to the driver's skillset. Had a funny one the other night (as opposed to the other sort) where some city kids decided they were going to drive to the top of a mountain, at night, with a car (not even a proper off-roader, but a little hatchback) and had to be pulled off with a helicopter... The newspaper interviewed these kids after and rough translation was "We thought we'd be ok, the GPS told us this path and we've got traction control and stuff..."
 
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