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Self Reporting Door Ding system with Camera

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#1 OFFLINE   meyeste


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Posted 06 March 2017 - 10:20 AM

I have so many door dings on my daily driver, I shutter to think about replacing it, last fall was really thinking about taking advantage of the fall sales, then I took my son to a birthday party and changed my mind. I was away from my car maybe 10 minutes came out and there were new dents on both sides caused by door dings. I had just washed my car, so I was absolutely sure the dents where new. At that point I abandoned the idea of getting a new car, as the only solace was at least my current vehicle is paid off. Since manufacturers are making cars so smart and capable, surely we can generate a protocol that would have a car that detected one of its' doors made contact with another, communicate to the other car that it happened. Also a camera in the rearview mirrors what would switch on when an impact is detected and possibly get license plate numbers. 

If people believe they aren't going to get away with damaging someone else's property they'll be more careful - it's the "keeping honest people honest" theory. 

If there were a new car that had a way of recording a door ding and whom was responsible, I'd definitely go for that feature. 

Edited by meyeste, 06 March 2017 - 10:49 AM.

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#2 OFFLINE   tbone


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Posted 06 March 2017 - 03:06 PM

Absolutely! I hate door dings with a passion. I would pay extra for something like this. I am very consciousness around other people's vehicles, but unfortunately that is not always the case with others. This is why I park in the back 40 in parking lots and my wife tends to get annoyed with me.

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 03:16 PM

I don't see it being technically feasible.  Even if you could detect the event, the vehicle is beside you so you can't see the license plate.  And nobody is going to allow their own vehicle to tattle on them.

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