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    Re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    No outrage. Seems to me, eventually the Progressive Nanny State will push affordability of automobiles so far out there, only right wingers will be able to afford them.

    That will be definitely a plus in traffic plagued Southern California.
    This is interesting, how so?

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    Re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    U.S. require new cars to have backup cameras - Mar. 31, 2014

    Cue up the right wing outrage. My left wing self thinks this is a great idea. I suspect most of us have backed into something over the course of time.


    Our fleet vehicles have them. They SUCK and do not function correctly much of the time.

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    Re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    My buddies car has one and it is completely useless. I turn around to look. I would never depend on a limited view to show me where I am going.
    IDK, Some of them are pretty awesome. I can see almost 180 degrees on a few, one in particular on a customer's Prius. It has green, yellow and red zones, high resolution, I can see the cables in the lift posts when I'm pulling one out after service.

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    Re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post

    If all liberals could see what was behind them they might not continue to make the same poor decisions

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    If I had a rear facing camera I would see all the conservatives trying to **** me in the ass with their typical nonsense.

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    Re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Ridiculous.

    People who don't pay attention to what they are doing aren't going to pay any more attention just because there's a camera. They'll still get in the car, crank up the stereo, and back over Junior while messing with their phone.

    The government has been making a living trying to save people from themselves for decades and all it's done is make people believe that they have no need to be personally responsible for anything.
    I have a vendor who does antifreeze recycling, he is a good old southern boy at first glance, but he's a pretty sharp guy. One of my favorite quotes from him:

    "Lawd knows we got to protect our idiots"

    Classic.

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    Re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Yeah, but I know how to put a sentence together in English.
    Right, but after you do, you don't have anything worth considering or even reading, most of the time.

    One problem with back-up cameras is that people will become dependent on them and look around even less.
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    Re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    One thing I have noticed repeatedly, over the past few years, is that on those occasions when I have had to rent a car while my own car was down for repairs, the car that I rented had terrible visibility to the sides and rear. This has included, in the last several years, a couple of Toyotas a Kia, and most recently, a couple of Fords. On this most recent occasion, having noticed just what the attribute is that causes this poor visibility, I have taken notice that the majority of recent-model sedans all appear to have this same attribute—an aspect of cosmetic styling that results in much higher lower edges on the side and rear windows.

    I don't know what it is, that has caused car manufacturers almost universally to make such a bad choice of cosmetics over safety, but surely this upcoming rear-camera requirement is a reaction to that. Rather than require such a rear camera system, perhaps it would make more sense to impose some basic visibility standards that my 1997 Ford Contour, and every other car that I have ever owned, have all easily met, but which newer cars do not. I can understand such visibility issues on truck/van/SUV-type vehicles, but I see no good reason at all why sedan-type vehicles ought to be so afflicted—no good reason why all modern sedans shouldn't offer visibility at least as good as what my Contour offers.
    Just 2 words. Wind tunnel. All cars are designed ina wind tunnel and the design comes out the way it comes out.

    Have you notices Little bumps on the headlights and mirrors? That is to direct the wind over the car no matter how ugly the Little car pimples are.

    In a few years all the cars will be looking the same so it won't matter which one you buy.

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    Re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Don't need it, I had one and never did like it. I suppose it's a matter of personal preference. The problem with mandating something like this is it completely overrides that ability to choose.
    Well, that's kind of the point. That's how we all ended up with tire pressure monitor systems.

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    Re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    Some pretty awesome resolution on those babies too isn't it? I don't mind backup cameras. Don't think they need to be mandated though. One thing I really like (does your Lexus have it Maggie?) is smart cruise. It gauges the speed of the car ahead of you when you have the cruise set and maintains a safe following distance, and if you steer around them or they turn it takes you back to the speed you were set at. Cool stuff. Of course I have none of these cool toys, my truck is 29 years old.

    OK, it wouldn't be a political site if I didn't throw out some partisanship though.

    If all liberals could see what was behind them they might not continue to make the same poor decisions

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    Do you really trust a computer controlled system? What happens when the computer goes crazy when you are using the "Smart" cruise control?

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    Re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    IDK, Some of them are pretty awesome. I can see almost 180 degrees on a few, one in particular on a customer's Prius. It has green, yellow and red zones, high resolution, I can see the cables in the lift posts when I'm pulling one out after service.
    I don't like having to focus on the small screen then refocus my eyes to long distances again. I think a heads up display is the best thing they have ever invented to help in nothaving to look down at the dash, especially at night, and then back at the road.

    Maybe they should mandate heads-up displays.

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