DS5 Reverse Camera

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mickthemaverick
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Re: DS5 Reverse Camera

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
13 Jan 2021, 20:05
I do use my eyes and ears when reversing, but that small child was short enough that they were below the glass in the tailgate, and impossible to see (and they had come in from my blind side while I had my head turned to reverse in). It was only when they got further away from the car that I was able to see them. Once I had parked the car I went and had a strong cup of tea to calm my nerves. THAT was an experience I have no wish to repeat (or for anybody else to go through).
I'm sure you do James and I certainly didn't mean to imply anything else, its just that I am concerned that the addition of more and more technology will eventually lead to someone reversing into something and on the insurance claim writing "it didn't appear on the screen so it's not my fault" :-D

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Re: DS5 Reverse Camera

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The main thing I have found with my Civic is problems reversing in the dark. Visibility is poor, the windows are small and the reversing lights too close to the centre of the car with a poor spread of light.

I take my car to my son's house in the evening so he can use it to travel to work. I have to reverse it in to his drive outside the four garages and his is second one from the left. There are always two cars on my right and one on my left, one black, one maroon and on the other side a dark grey one. Oddly, the mirrors seem to have a somewhat restricted view too. There is a gap about a foot wider than my car to get in. Compared with the C5 I find it quite difficult. The C5 had an infinitely better field of view all round. This is the first car I have had that has reversing sensors and they can be quite misleading. I usually take them with a pinch of salt.
I could of course just drive nose-in and let him reverse it out but I absolutely hate reversing out and will go to great lengths to avoid it.

Never driven a car with a reversing camera but have been a passenger in Bencowell's Genesis and have to say that the all-round cameras in that were impressive. Particularly when it reverse parked itself.

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Re: DS5 Reverse Camera

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I have to agree Steve that when working properly the cameras are a very useful aid. I had one with the self parking facility on my 2007 Prius and while it did do the job pretty well I could reverse park it better and a lot quicker than the system. As I mentioned my main concern is that drivers become too dependant on the aid such that when a failure occurs, be it technical or environmental, they are unable to do the job themselves! :)