Interesting Thought (camera on the Front)

 

My car, '20 Cherokee has a backup camera with the guides and braking. Jeep has the option to have gotten a forward looking "crash avoidance" camera.

How about adding the BC 40 camera to my DS 55, but install it on the Front Plate? I seem to have gotten really sloppy about pulling up to a sign post while parking. I think I'm 6" away, but I'm more like 6' away.

I'm not really familiar with what turns it on for backing, and I'm not sure I can figure out a neat, clean solution for activating it while moving forward.

A dash cam can't see the front bumper any betted than I can, from the driver's seat. Of course, it doesn't have to be the BC 40. I'm thinking the DS 55 can see most any BT camera.

Thoughts?

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Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

Aha!

Aha! The BC 40 is voice activated!

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Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

I'm waiting for the 360 deg

I'm waiting for the 360 deg view camera so I can mount it on my wifes car so she can park closer to the edge of the driveway instead of 2 feet away and doesn't leave me much room to get out of my car..... we park side-by-side, and God forbid I should ask her to park on the other side of the driveway.

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I never get lost, but I do explore new territory every now and then.

The only problem

is only a small one... Bugs on the lens of a front facing camera. They wipe off, but unless the camera is designed with that in mind, it needs to be easy to clean and be somewhat impact resistant as a bug at 60mph can do damage to plastic that wasn't designed for that abuse.

Our recent purchase came from the factory with 1 mounted in the logo on the grill. There is a button on the dash, but probably some government regulation keeps it from coming on unless I'm doing less than 5mph, but it's intention is to be a parking aid as you want to use yours. Otherwise, sensors in the bumpers warn of close proximity and will turn the cameras creating a top-down view. They do this by combining the images from the front, rear and the cameras on the side view mirrors such that they are stitched together and give the illusion that it came came with a drone that is deployed overhead when you're parking.

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"There's no substitute for local knowledge" nüvi 750, nüvi 3597

Another

problem could be snow and ice as well as mud thrown up from vehicles ahead of you?

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, DriveSmart 50 LMT-HD, 3790LMT now my daughters. Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.

If....

KenSny wrote:

I'm waiting for the 360 deg view camera so I can mount it on my wifes car so she can park closer to the edge of the driveway instead of 2 feet away and doesn't leave me much room to get out of my car..... we park side-by-side, and God forbid I should ask her to park on the other side of the driveway.

One drives in straight.. one backs in.. Keep the passenger sides tight and leaves lots of room for the driver(s)

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Lives in Edmonton AB A volunteer driver for Drive Happiness.ca and uses a 2689 to find my way.

Well

phranc wrote:

I seem to have gotten really sloppy about pulling up to a sign post while parking. I think I'm 6" away, but I'm more like 6' away.

Not wanting to be mean.. but, if your vision and depth perception is that bad.................

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Lives in Edmonton AB A volunteer driver for Drive Happiness.ca and uses a 2689 to find my way.

Not easy

I did have the same project for Jeep but it's not cool in the end. Very hard to clean it every time crossing the mud smile

it would be very hard to

it would be very hard to keep clean. Would need it's own windshield wiper!