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Oct 20, 2005 (7:14 am)
Thanks for the post; you may want to cross-post it over in 2004/2005 Toyota Solara Convertible to make it easier for other Solara owners to find.
#102 of 139 Re: [wrkissel]
Oct 25, 2005 (7:17 am)
I've read somewhere that the BEC105 is smaller then the 103 or 104. I canít put my hand on where I read this. Does anybody have any info on the BEC105?
In this case smaller is better.......
Oct 29, 2005 (8:09 pm)
If you have a backup camera or sensor in your car, you're just an early adopter for a bunch of stuff to come.
"While the best known application for automotive image sensors is rear view assist, there are several key emerging applications, Stith said, including lane tracking or lane departure warning, 360-degree view around the car (no blind spots), parking assistance and adaptive cruise control."
Micron rolls out second generation auto image sensor (EE Times)
"Cameras used to replace side view mirrors might also help boost fuel economy in some vehicles, such as trucks where large amounts of aerodynamic drag are created by relatively large mirrors."
Chipmaker Sees Big Picture for Cars (PC Magazine)
#104 of 139 Re: [masksav]
Oct 30, 2005 (4:26 pm)
Got this from Eclipse Tech support today on the BEC105
Thank you for contacting Eclipse:
The camera is only about an inch squared but tapers toward the lens. The date of release is not available yet but I'm assuming sometime in jan or feb.
I can wait until Jan or Feb for this one. It's half the size of the 103 and 104
Nov 04, 2005 (8:34 pm)
"While most drivers are aware that there are areas behind their vehicle in which they cannot see, many don't realize how large those areas can be. The problem is worse in trucks and SUVs than in other cars because of their increased height and the distance between the driver and the tailgate or rear window."
SUV backover deaths: What can be done? (CNN)
#107 of 139 Backup Sensor: Poron, Rostra, or else?
Nov 14, 2005 (1:23 pm)
I am looking for a backup sensor for my 06 Odyssesy. I searched the forum and found that many people liked Poron and Rosta sensors.
Here is my preference:
1. It should detect fairly close distance (I was told that Rosta can detect by 6 inch. According to Poron, they can detect up to 12 inch) because the main reason to buy the sensors is for parallel parking in downtown area.
2. Reliability and durability: This is very important because one failure could damage my car, which will cost a lot.
3. Easy of installation and use: I prefer under the bumper installation. But, Rostra had only two sensors (worried about the coverage). In order to get four sensors in Rostra, I have to drill the bumper. Poron has an edge (no need to drill). But, I am not sure if the sensors are fully hidden (or looks ugly). I also like Poron's voice notification (if it is quite accurate).
Given the preference, please let me know which one would be the best for me. If none of these two, let me know the other model.
Thank you for your help in advance.
#108 of 139 Re: Backup Sensor: Poron, Rostra, or else? [kthan]
Nov 15, 2005 (3:30 am)
I had both Rostra and Poron installed. First the poron, then the Rostra. The Rostra seems to me to be way more durable in terms of how it's built. Was never happy with the Poron as it reminded me of a toy and built rather flimsy.
I didn't have any problems with the coverage for my '00 full size Chevy truck.
#109 of 139 Re: Backup Sensor: Poron, Rostra, or else? [obyone]
Nov 15, 2005 (4:44 am)
Where did you install the Rostra sensors (underneath the bumper or drill the bumper?...I prefer underneath the bumper but I can only install two sensors, compared to four sensors directly attached to the bumper)?
Also, how effective the alarm sound? I think voice activation in Poron sensors is quite appealing (what model did you have in Poron?). Without it, we only know (maybe) 3-4 difference frequency (I guess) without knowing the exact distance I am currently on. But, I am not sure how this really matters in reality, though.
Also, Rostra said everytime I put brake the sensor will reset and re-detect the distance. I don't know it would be the same thing as the other sensors.