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Idea for parked car

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by ditzpro, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. ditzpro

    ditzpro Member

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    I have been bumped several times when parallel parked ...Why not have the horn beep when an object approaches the front of the car ,maybe 12 inches or so .. I know most cars have b/u cams now but it has happened to me anyway .
    Should be an easy code to implement .
    The sensors are there already .
     
  2. kort677

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    wouldn't it be easier to locate a place to park where the chances for others to damage your car be easier to implement?
     
  3. Altes

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    some of us live in cities, where tight street parking is the norm and "safe" parking places are not available. OP, this is what I use Bumper Badger - The Original Rear Bumper Guard
     
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    is that so? how about paying for a secure off street parking space? I'm from NYC and if you want to have any sort of chance of not having your car damaged by parking just anywhere parking in an off street facility is your only chance of not getting the car dinged up or worse.
     
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    Vampire drain would probably be bad if it had to run the ultrasonics and processors the whole time it was parked.
     
  6. Tiger

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    This stuff looks like a diaper on a car ... maybe you should just live life to the max and accept that bumps happen?
     
  7. Akikiki

    Akikiki A'-Lo-HA ! y'all

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    Let's say for a moment that the horm beeps. So what? What happens next? Are you going to want it to beep over and over until you walk out and reset it? To the point, - what's the point?
     
  8. FTW

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    Just got my MX a week ago and live in a city where we do park on the street ocasionally. I am thinking of getting one of these to protect at least the rear bumper.

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  9. vandacca

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    I use my back-up camera to precisely approach obstacles. What I would prefer is a front-facing camera to do the same. I once paralleled parked behind a huge pick-up truck and didn't notice that it had a really long trailer ball out the back. Sensors said I had lots of space, but I ending up putting a ding in my front bumper from the ball.
     
  10. Akikiki

    Akikiki A'-Lo-HA ! y'all

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    Like this:? 2nd run of camera switch that show an front image on the touch screen
     
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  12. Akikiki

    Akikiki A'-Lo-HA ! y'all

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    Its absolutely the best mod you can do to your S. Use it every day. Wonderful addition.
     

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