Discussion in 'Motors' started by panthro, 12 Apr 2012.
How does this work exactly?!
Laser, magnets and witch craft.
Midget. Boot. Gopro.
It's an expensive option, as you can imagine.
(Also, Cameras on the bottom of the door mirrors + front and rear bumpers)
Cameras in the door mirrors, sides of the front bumper and rear view camera plus some clever image processing
All cars with a 360 camera come supplied with a drone, which follows the car wherever you drive
Literally what I told my wife on the Polestar. She believed it for a disturbing amount of time.
My Dad believed there was a satellite in space with a camera tracking my car
The new parking cameras, etc. in latest BMWs are bloody impressive. Didn't stop my dad kerbing his nearside rear wheel within a week though...........
Reversing assistant is awesome as well. Amazingly useful technology!
Are they useful for parallel parking, avoiding kerbing wheels ... and bollards.
e: No then thanks
If you turn them on and use them, they probably are
Yep, it does a fine job of parallel parking for me.
Well you do actually have to look at the image to avoid hitting things.
Only expensive on BMWs because they bundle it in a pack along with other things. Standard on lots of rival cars higher specced models and available on its own in other countries on the bmw its only a £530 option.
Yep. I love the birds eye view on my 4 series. Can line it up nice and close to the kerb without touching it
It was more a reference to having to keep the midget watered/fed in order to keep it working.
well - there are some tight Parking roads in Cambridge - my nemesis - if you are not with 4 inches here you could get side-swiped, you practically need a camera on the wheel arch, nice bit of dipped gutter too.
Although it is indeed an expensive option, it think its in the tech pro pack costing £3k.
You're doing it the wrong way, you only feed them when they work.
So in practise doesn't appear the midgets help you see the rear wheels location for reverse parking against a kerb, or visualizing the kerb,
but carwash option/view helps see front wheels for manouvering forward https://x3.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1588367
- so seems a bit gimmicky unless it's a body shape with poor visibility via windows/mirrors. my options list
The 360 cam is absolutely amazing tech, really is a quantum leap when it comes to parking. I'd never want to go back now.
What's the max one should think about spending on a 440i at the moment? Coupe, ideally a facelift?
Given current market etc, I'm obviously happy spending over the odds but there's still a limit right
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