I like the idea of a backup camera but most of them seem to be poorly engineered. At night, you can't actually see anything in the passenger side mirror or the rear view mirror when backing up because the non-dimmable display is too bright and yet the backup lights on the vehicle are a bit too dim and the Red from the brake-lights is kind of tough to perceive things through.
There's also those auto-magic lines that supposed show what the track of the vehicle will be. I heard a dealer tell his trainees that they're accurate. They're not (especially up close/tight quarters). I tested them (not the hard way :D) and the lines don't actually include about 18 inches of the rear bumper, which means you can hit the hell out of something.
I do like the backup camera for hitching up a trailer (makes life REAL easy there) but, I agree with many of the others... if a camera or electronics fails or the lens gets dirty, you can't see with the cameras. While I certainly appreciate the aerodynamic drag of mirrors and I appreciate other sensors (which can easily become useless in snow or muddy/salty conditions), as well, there's nothing quite like the Mark I Mod I eyeball.
And, until they make a true heads-up display, I find the center console a total pain in the ass when it comes to such things. Heh... I think it's ironic that my truck will sometimes display a message about how dangerous it is to look at the display for too long and then the damned thing requires a touch-screen response to get the console to go back to a normal operating condition.
Debbie just bought a new car with laser/radar collision avoidance... I hope she does NOT learn to rely on it as so many have done because the sensors (especially the forward looking ones) are just too easy to be obfuscated by road crud and salt.
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