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Backup camera

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by jefferson4door, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. jefferson4door

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    Am I wrong or are the guidelines superimposed on the backup camera screen narrower than the car? I was getting warnings from the corner collision detection (confirmed by my naked eye) but the backup camera made it look as if I had acres of space on either side. Confused...
     
  2. jdw

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    As far as I know, the camera backup lines are where your wheels will track, not the outside edge of the car body.
     
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  3. HankLloydRight

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    Yes, this.

    Do any backup camera lines track the entire width of the car?
     
  4. jefferson4door

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    Yeah - I just switched from a Honda, which had a great camera system. If there was space between the guidelines, then there was space for the car. There was also a great side camera with guidelines indicating if you had enough room to pass the guy in the next lane. Between the two, I never had to use the mirrors for anything. For some reason Honda seems the only brand to offer this - even the Mercedes and Infiniti cameras are inferior to Honda's. I knew in advance this was the only feature of the old car I'd miss.
     

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