What, I don't want to move my neck or anything ;D I mean, this is the future!Quote from: chracatoa on Today at 02:22:07 PM
That'd be cool, being able to see the cars behind you.
Well there IS a rear-view mirror for that..
:-(Z_Ghost said:Probably yes to both.
ObNOXious said:The speed of light > the speed of the backup camera.
Try this test, turn on your digital camera, and watch TV via the display.
You will notice a lag. Also, the camera could possibly stick.
For these reasons alone I think until technology is fast enough and tested that is is almost ZERO lag from the time the video camera takes the pic and it appears on the screen I would stick with the mirror. I am not saying it can't be done, but I would want something designed for that use.
As for backing up at 1-5 mph, I think the camera works fine. Just don't think I would trust it at 70 mph.
The speed of light is 186,000 miles per second. Watching thru the display on your digital camera, the "lag" is due to the picture processing of the camera, not the view itself. The rear view camera is not scaling the info up to 7 or 8 or 12 megapixels and adjusting for light as well as focus. IE there is not nearly the image processing. It is simply a pre focused lense feeding info to a lcd screen.
Have your wife stand behind the vehicle and wave, it is real time. IF you could get the view to the Nav system, I'd feel quite safe with it.
I would hazard a guess and say it would void the warranty.chracatoa said:Nice, though it is ~300.00...
Anyway, does it have any legal (state/federal) or warranty consequences?
Not a big deal in the relative sense, but you are modifying the wiring.If you wish to enable the reverse camera unlock feature you must power up
the factory reverse camera. To do this a wire must be ran from the NU-GM3’s
red camera turn on wire to the factory power wire for the reverse camera.
3. Connect the red camera turn on wire from the NU-GM3 to the lt. green wire using a diode (Fig E). The diode is needed to prevent the reverse
lights from coming on when the reverse camera is activated.
4. Verify that the reverse lights do not come on when the reverse camera unlock feature is being used.
darrell said:i currently have a radar detector hard wired off the rearview mirror. hot to pin 13 pink, ground to pin 8 blk/wh. the camera could be turned on by using a switch from pin 13 to pin 9 grn/wh. for safety concerns for the circuits, i would put diodes in as well.
(unplugged from pin 9) - |15|7|
--------pin 9 |14|6|--
- |13|5| | conn pinout
------pin 13 pink--switch---diode->|--------------- pass side |12|4| | driver side
these colors are for 2011 terrain slt2, nox is probably the same ------
I can see how it would void the warranty but what would the legal problems be? In Illinois you can't have a TV in the front seat, but that applies to DVD or broadcast. It would be no more a distraction than the rearview mirror already is. And the rearview is a requirement. Our Rules of the Road urge drivers to check the rearview when going forward periodically anyway.Z_Ghost said:Probably yes to both.