I don't have an Interstate, but I use a camera to aid in hitching up our trailer.
After years of pulling horse and equipment trailers, where close is good enough because one can kick or shove the tongue to get it over the ball, I was frustrated with the precision the Airstream required. One can't move it as easily.
The first was an add on for a engine computer controller. The camera was on a magnet, and I placed it right on the top of the hitch and the learning curve for what was "dead on" on the display was flat. I picked it up quickly.
We traded rigs, and I chose a truck with a factory camera. It is mounted in the tailgate release handle, and is slightly off-center of the ball.
It was tougher to learn what the camera was telling me. I finally gave up and placed a cone in a parking lot and simply practiced until I got it right. I am now as comfortable with it as I was the old one.
I understand the hypocrisy in what I am about to say, but I wonder how much skill this added technology takes away from us.
Proximity sensors in every direction, cars that park themselves, cruise controls that slow down for traffic.
All things that will offer a false sense of control to the driver. Which, in the end, will allow more multitasking, emailing, and texting. Seemingly negating any improvement in safety.
10,000 hour pilots crashed an airplane full of people in San Francisco because they forgot how to land the aircraft by hand.
Sorry to rant and derail your thread. Just thoughts that came to me.
Jeff & Cindy
'09 27FB Flying Cloud
'91 350 LE MH