TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Is this the best forward camera solution?

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by Bignikk, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. Bignikk

    Bignikk Member

    Mar 14, 2014
    Hi everyone
    although there are many solutions to prevent curbing, I think this may be the least expensive and easiest to install.

    Belva BCMDVR1 Rear-View Mirror w/4.3 HD Camera w/DVR

    my only real concern is to help me with parking distances from the front curb. Rear camera makes reverse parking a breeze.

    I'd love to get some feedback before placing the order on Monday.
    Thanks so much
  2. Electric700

    Electric700 Active Member

    May 21, 2013
    Florida, United States
    #2 Electric700, Dec 6, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2014
    If you don't have parking sensors on your car, Tesla might be able to recommend an upgrade option for you. An alternative could be a camera capable of being mounted on your front bumper, which would give you a better view of objects immediately in front of the car than a camera placed on your rear-view mirror. This thread might help you: /showthread.php/26391-Front-rear-camera-touchscreen-parking-protection-switch-kit-reservations/page64.
  3. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2013
    San Mateo, CA
    I do not see how that Belva product will help you avoid hitting a curb in front of you. The camera is in the mirror. It needs to be near the bottom of the front bumper
  4. artsci

    artsci Sponsor

    May 10, 2012
    Timonium, Maryland
    Open EVSE has the last few front/rear camera switches left. A rear camera is mounted on the front of the car and the switch enables you to switch the camera view from front to rear on the touchscreen. Perfect for what you want.

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.