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Old 10-26-2014, 07:43 AM   #71
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Thanks for letting me know I didn't screw up stuff here.

AppRadioWorld: Honda's LaneWatch Feature Puts A Camera On Your Side-View Mirror [Video]

This video shows the "lane watch" camera feature. The little bitty camera under the passenger side mirror gives you at least 4X the normal mirror offering. NO BLIND SPOT! My only regret with these is they didn't put it on the drivers side as well. A split button on the end of that stalk could eliminate blind spots forever. In the evening in the late dusk period the images are rich and vibrant as well as at night which has me suspecting its a mixed system like FLIR (thermal imaging added to camera view). The way they set the screen in the dash there is no glare anytime to the driver. The only time I have ever seen glare on it is when it is being filmed with lights!

It also displays the 3 foot bars to help with distance and convergence factors (helps your mind grasp it in a way mirrors never could). It's application to towing is gigantic. If you have pull out mirrors the camera would pull out with them. That's my "camera on a stalk" statement. But as they can capture an area that would necessitate a HUGE mirror, they are much more practical.

So let's sum it up: 1) You see more area including spots a mirror can't cover 2) They work better in low light/no light situations 3) the display is larger to your eye than the remote mirror and closer to your primary necessary field of view

To me that means the mirror's end is in sight, pun fully intended.
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:16 AM   #72
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By the way, I don't have anything but a backup camera on my GMC, so I use mirrors. I had bought some Millenco's for the FJ, but they pop off the Sierra. While they were on I didn't notice much improvement over what I could see.

Has anybody tried the GMC adjustables? I can buy them online and replace what's on it. If not I may experiment with adjustable cameras.

The best mirrors I ever used myself were on my Dad's Sprinter based motor home. Those were fantastic.
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:51 AM   #73
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As some semi trailers have wording on back. If you can't see my mirrors I can't see you.
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Old 11-05-2014, 01:47 PM   #74
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not read all reply, but I'm thinking is it a good idea to put a mirror like this to help cover cars behind the trailer?
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Old 11-06-2014, 10:59 AM   #75
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not read all reply, but I'm thinking is it a good idea to put a mirror like this to help cover cars behind the trailer?
Sorry to disappoint, but a mirror like the one on the back of this truck will never work. Its purpose is to enable the driver to see if he left the rear door open or to see if anyone is trying to open it. A mirror of this type would never have the proper angle to see what's behind you unless you just want to look at the back of your trailer.
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Old 11-06-2014, 01:46 PM   #76
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Sorry to disappoint, but a mirror like the one on the back of this truck will never work. Its purpose is to enable the driver to see if he left the rear door open or to see if anyone is trying to open it. A mirror of this type would never have the proper angle to see what's behind you unless you just want to look at the back of your trailer.

Good to know the usage of this mirror! Thanks!
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