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Blinder HP-950 Laser Deflector , poor man's Parking Sensor?

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by retinadoc, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. retinadoc

    retinadoc Member

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    The Blinder System has the option to be switched to a front and rear parking sensor. Has anyone installed this system? The laser jamming performance looks very impressive, and it is likely worth purchasing just for that. I am curious if the parking assist mode is an adequate stop gap until Tesla figures out the parking assist retrofit.
     
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    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    If you back into your garage just draw a line or marking of some sort on the floor that lines up with the bottom of the rear view cam at the stop point like this guy http://t.co/pCSuLmMG
     
  3. Lloyd

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    I've had this system on a vehicle, but it was not designed primarily as a parking sensor. I believe that anyone who bought this as a parking sensor would be dissapointed. It would give an auditory warning when something SOLID is within about 3 feet. I beleive this function was added to give a legal and valid reason for installation in those states that don't allow laser jammers.
     
  4. retinadoc

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    Thanks Lloyd. I am probably installing it for the laser protection, and will just wait for Tesla's solution for parking sensors. I assume they will eventually do something through the touch screen.
     
  5. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    Yep, that is how it was explained to me as well.
     

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