Since Parking Guidance uses a computer to analyze the data from the cameras, I can only imagine how much this system will cost. It will most likely be a hefty add-on for luxury cars. I don’t doubt that within another decade it will become a standard feature. There are already systems that will actually park the car for you. Most consumers, myself included, are a little wary about this technology. Drivers still want to be in control of the car, not to mention the cost of such a feature is high.
One idea that’s still in its infant concept stage is a wide-screen monitor located on the top of the windshield. Current backup camera systems require you to look at an in-dash screen or at your rear view mirror. Designer Ho-Tzu Cheng believes it’s safer to simply look slightly up. You may get more details via http://zenducam.com/
The monitor will also show you what’s in your blind spots as well. There are a lot of issues and problems that can arise, such as using the monitor at night and if it will impair the driver’s vision. Cheng has his work cut out for him. It’s only a matter of time before cars start driving themselves, but for now, we can all benefit from a backup camera system installed in every car.