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Re: rear beep to avoid colliding

Ray O wrote:
> "Jeff" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>> This year I rented a very inexpensive rental car in France. I
>> believe it one of the small Renaults. I was pleasantly surprised to
>> see that this inexpensive rental model had the keyless door and
>> ignition system and though
>> it lacked a navigation system, it also beeped while backing up to
>> avoid hitting an object.
>>
>> Here in the US I purchased in Lexus 2007 GS 350 with the "medium"
>> package upgrade. This included the keyless system (salesman made a
>> big deal of it)
>> and the navigation system with the rear camera view. But, the so
>> useful beeping on backing up to avoid hitting an object - which I
>> had in the cheap
>> rental car - was not available without purchasing the top upgrade
>> package. Since that included nothing else I wanted other than the
>> rear collision avoidance beep, I did not go for it. Seemed silly and
>> annoying to not include it with the cheaper packages.
>>
>> Can such a "radar" beeping system be installed inexpensively on a 07
>> GS350?
>>
>> Jeff
>>

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> I think most of those backup distance sensors are sonar. Whether
> they can be installed inexpensively depends on your definition of
> "inexpensive."
> Here is one aftermarket sensor:
> http://www.12voltdirect.com/product.aspx?prodid=BAT-1
>
> Here is a kit for $39: http://www.parking-sensor.net/
>
> Here is another kit for under $39 available at Amazon:
> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0006DRLY4/dealtime-auto-20/ref=nosim
>
> I just googled "backup sonar".


Now that's pretty cheap! Glad I did not go for the top package. I'll have
to look into it. Thanks for the links. I did not know what they were
called.

Jeff
 
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Re: rear beep to avoid colliding

"Jeff" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Ray O wrote:
>> "Jeff" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:%[email protected]
>>> This year I rented a very inexpensive rental car in France. I
>>> believe it one of the small Renaults. I was pleasantly surprised to
>>> see that this inexpensive rental model had the keyless door and
>>> ignition system and though
>>> it lacked a navigation system, it also beeped while backing up to
>>> avoid hitting an object.
>>>
>>> Here in the US I purchased in Lexus 2007 GS 350 with the "medium"
>>> package upgrade. This included the keyless system (salesman made a
>>> big deal of it)
>>> and the navigation system with the rear camera view. But, the so
>>> useful beeping on backing up to avoid hitting an object - which I
>>> had in the cheap
>>> rental car - was not available without purchasing the top upgrade
>>> package. Since that included nothing else I wanted other than the
>>> rear collision avoidance beep, I did not go for it. Seemed silly and
>>> annoying to not include it with the cheaper packages.
>>>
>>> Can such a "radar" beeping system be installed inexpensively on a 07
>>> GS350?
>>>
>>> Jeff
>>>

>>
>> I think most of those backup distance sensors are sonar. Whether
>> they can be installed inexpensively depends on your definition of
>> "inexpensive."
>> Here is one aftermarket sensor:
>> http://www.12voltdirect.com/product.aspx?prodid=BAT-1
>>
>> Here is a kit for $39: http://www.parking-sensor.net/
>>
>> Here is another kit for under $39 available at Amazon:
>> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0006DRLY4/dealtime-auto-20/ref=nosim
>>
>> I just googled "backup sonar".

>
> Now that's pretty cheap! Glad I did not go for the top package. I'll have
> to look into it. Thanks for the links. I did not know what they were
> called.
>
> Jeff


You're welcome! Make sure you look at how the sensors are installed - some
of them look pretty cheesy.
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Ray O
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