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Aftermarket collision avoidance?

Post by The Silverdude » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:30 am

It seems like I'm now spoiled by the parking and collision sensors in my daily driver, so I looked online to see if there's something I could slap onto my Hawk to keep me more alert of my surroundings. I've already ordered a reverse camera to add to a new nav system, but what is catching my interest are different add-on sensor packages that go into the bumpers (either ultrasonic or RADAR) like current cars to audibly alert of something getting too close. Now obviously I don't want to be drilling holes into my front and rear bumpers if I can help it, so has anyone here seen or heard of something else that can do a similar job of proximity alerting without the drilling?
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Re: Aftermarket collision avoidance?

Post by Scott Chab » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:51 pm

Every system I've seen requires drilling. Not sure how a sensor would work unless it's on the outside of the bumper.
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Re: Aftermarket collision avoidance?

Post by The Silverdude » Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:04 pm

Scott, it seems there are a few products that use an electromagnetic sensor mounted behind the bumper to supposedly detect objects, but I can't find any real-world reviews of them, and therefore can't compare their accuracy to that of the drilled-bumper kind.
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Re: Aftermarket collision avoidance?

Post by BLACK-HAWK » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:35 pm

The rear bumper isn't Firehawk specific. I say go ahead and drill the small holes. Get silver painted sensors and they'll blend in just like they do on modern era vehicles.
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Re: Aftermarket collision avoidance?

Post by Scott Chab » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:07 am

The Silverdude wrote:Scott, it seems there are a few products that use an electromagnetic sensor mounted behind the bumper to supposedly detect objects, but I can't find any real-world reviews of them, and therefore can't compare their accuracy to that of the drilled-bumper kind.
It seems or there are? Any links?
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Re: Aftermarket collision avoidance?

Post by The Silverdude » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:39 pm

Well, Proxel's products (http://www.proxel.com/en/), and other random stuff like this (http://www.sportsimportsltd.com/inbuelsekit.html) all over the place. I haven't found a good comparison for the stick-behind-bumper ones and the regular stuff in current cars.
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