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Would love to see parking/backup sensors improved, specifically:

1. The parking proximity sensors on the front of the car are great, but if the steering wheel it turned, it blocks view of them. Move them up on the dash, closer to your line of sight perhaps?

2. The cross-traffic sensor sometimes sees traffic on a distant road, when you are backing out in a parking lot.

3. The backup proximity sensors are really ambiguous, I have no idea how close I am getting; perhaps the display on the back-up camera screen should be similar to the display for the front sensor?
 

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Would love to see parking/backup sensors improved, specifically:

1. The parking proximity sensors on the front of the car are great, but if the steering wheel it turned, it blocks view of them. Move them up on the dash, closer to your line of sight perhaps?

2. The cross-traffic sensor sometimes sees traffic on a distant road, when you are backing out in a parking lot.

3. The backup proximity sensors are really ambiguous, I have no idea how close I am getting; perhaps the display on the back-up camera screen should be similar to the display for the front sensor?
The distant road thing (no. 2) bothers me a bit. (yes, better false alarms than missed real ones.) So far for me, if I get that red triangle exclamation mark, I stop and look. But, sometimes I end up stopping several times before I convince myself there is no one close that I am missing.
 

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For the rear sensors, you're good with all the beeping up until the beeping becomes a solid tone. Then you've still got a few inches to spare. I once sat in a Ford with the 1st gen of their sensor package where a long-time Ford employee was so confident, he backed up at fairly high speed toward a concrete post until the beep went solid where he stabbed the brakes. I would have never tried that maneuver.
 

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For the rear sensors, you're good with all the beeping up until the beeping becomes a solid tone. Then you've still got a few inches to spare. I once sat in a Ford with the 1st gen of their sensor package where a long-time Ford employee was so confident, he backed up at fairly high speed toward a concrete post until the beep went solid where he stabbed the brakes. I would have never tried that maneuver.
People are too dependant on these sensors...:)

Just park it like this guy...:)

 

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For the rear sensors, you're good with all the beeping up until the beeping becomes a solid tone. Then you've still got a few inches to spare.
Good to know, I was going to ask someone to stand outside sometime and tell me how close I actually was to calibrate myself to use the sensor. The front one's pretty straightforward, you can see how many bars and the red ones mean STOP. Though sometimes it doesn't kick in right away!
 

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Good to know, I was going to ask someone to stand outside sometime and tell me how close I actually was to calibrate myself to use the sensor. The front one's pretty straightforward, you can see how many bars and the red ones mean STOP. Though sometimes it doesn't kick in right away!
Ultimately, you are responsible for operating the vehicle, so use thes sensors as a guide, but still use common sense - don't depend solely on them.
 
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