Backwards camera !!!! What do u think?????

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  1. Sound Farm

    Sound Farm Art x Science

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    So I have an idea of using a backup camera for a car. Putting on my bike. Making an app so it can be viewed on my smart phone. For a clear view behind me while riding
    Thoughts. ??
    Stupid , never would use it, plausible idea , etc.

    I might be able to incorporate a proximity alarm. Like cars hav now too. When something is approaching or close to the rear

    Maybe I'm just bored cause I can't ride. More snow for us. :(
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  2. KeithinSC

    KeithinSC Long timer

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    I have them on both my bikes. But I have them mounted on the ends of my handlebars:evil Little round reflective glass thingeys....

    Just kidding, outside the box thinking, but might work:dunno

    Sounds like you got a bad case of winter bike syndrome! Supercross on Speed ASAP!
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  3. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    but why? it could/would be distracting
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  4. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    Seems like a whole lot of trouble and distraction for essentially zero reward.
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  6. DreamRiderRG

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    I've thought of this also very recently when I saw this picture below. The obvious answers have already been stated. However, for one who rides with reduced mobility (slight handicap) might find it to be a useful accessory. I don't think it will ever be mainstream imo. Proximity alerts or vehicles coming at high speeds behind you might be good for distracted riders who aren't *gasp* "paying attention" to their surroundings! Preposterous I know! Never happens.. ;)

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    Huh. And for all these years I've just been using mirrors and an occasional turn of the neck, thus depriving myself of the opportunity to waste money on another superfluous farkle.
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    There are plenty of rear camera solutions out there. If its something that you want to do. Do it.
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    Meh, just buy a ReeVu helmet.
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  13. broncobowsher

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    Having driven a SEMA show car on the street for work that had cameras on it. Skip the idea. The idea sounds interesting but the reality of the final product is horrible. It would be better if you had no mirrors at all.

    If you want to try it, go for it. Don't spend more then you are afraid to throw away. Don't expect anything wonderful out of it.

    Mirrors have incredible gray scale. Way more then any camera/screen can provide. The resolution is beyond what a camera and screen can do as well. Then the field of view, the camera is fixed but the mirror is dynamic. That is you have 2 eyes that broaden the field of view beyond what a single eye/camera can view. Then you have a neck that lets your head move to further increase the field of view. There is also this funy thing about eyes focusing, with a mirror you keep your distance focus. But a monitor your eyes change focus to how far away the screen is. The mirror really does win for being the better choice. Leave the camera and video monitor for the show cars.
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  14. a1fa

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    got an idea.. use a fiber-optic camera to bring the picture to a mirror.. :clap
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    what car?? down the road

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    nah man, camera too distracting.... best go McGyver/007 style and have the sensor for when vehicles are getting too close and the sensor opens a hatch that has tacks to flatten tires....:rofl you might have to have a warning sign on the back of your bike, you know for the liability... kind of like the dump trucks with the "stay back 100 feet... not responsible for broken windshields", kind of thing...

    Just seems like eyes forward is your best option... And using mirrors frequently...
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  18. DakarNick

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    Just get a GIANT mirror and punch two holes in it to look through.
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    I tried to find something simple that would Bluetooth an image to my phone for hooking up the boat trailer and no dice. Apparently Bluetooth isn't so good for video. There are a lot of cheap options but they all have cables.
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    ...distracting much?

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