:stupid: Backup cameras are good at providing an image but they are not good for telling distance.Jspira said:No image handy but it shows an outline of the rear of the car and uses yellow and red to indicate how close you are.
It is in my opinion much better than a camera since it gives u through the UI a constant guide as to whether you are near something.
Correct, you still get an audible sound if you do not have iDrive.Snare said:My wife drives a Honda Odyssey. It has a warning system, in addition to a camera display (on the NAV screen) when in reverse.
I second the opinions that the camera view is NOT good for judging distance. It would be great to notice an object or person directly behind you, and below the rear window view. But I find I depend on the beep warnings of the parking control much more, when in tight situations.
For that reason I want PDC on the 325i I hope to order soon. I do not plan to get NAV with this BMW however. You don't HAVE to get NAV, do you? Is there still simply an audible warning with the PDC for those vehicles without NAV? On such a vehicle is there any indication as to where the object is?
I'd guess not. If you're backing up, the object is behind you.
True, I guess if I were designing I would include both angles. Maybe using the smaller "assist" window for the car pointing forward.Then the picture would be extremely small. Turn your head to the left 90 degrees.