Rearward Facing Cameras For Backup

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G-Town's Comment
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Technology is a force in its own right. We are merely the instruments to manifest its evolution.

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Oh jeez haha

Thank you Jedi Master...

Manifest:

Bill of Lading

An accurate record of everything being shipped on a truck, often times used as a checklist during unloading.

Errol V.'s Comment
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So now it's out: we are just bytes in a computer that is trying to find the answer to Life, The Universe and Everything.




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Old School's Comment
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That bytes!

G-Town's Comment
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That bytes!

Mega-bytes.

Phox's Comment
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So now it's out: we are just bytes in a computer that is trying to find the answer to Life, The Universe and Everything.




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no... butter... 42 sticks of butter to be exact

Linden R.'s Comment
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Lindenbwrote:

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That camera is a good idea for certain situations

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Linden I know you are really young, but before going too much further with this, please read my reply. Once you have done that, please give an example of a situation where this is a good idea.

Uhh...

Good point.

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G-Town's Comment
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Linden wrote:

Uhh...

Good point.

I'll leave it at that

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Linden are you sure you want to respond like this? To a moderator? The reply I was referring to was from at least a day ago. I was trying to teach you something... If you go back several replies ago, to yesterday afternoon, you'll find it.

So again, I'll ask you, name a situation you believe warrants a rear facing camera? And try to reply with a respectful, well thought out answer this time.

Linden R.'s Comment
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Sorry, was trying to be funny and failed per the usual with me.

I mean, possibly for figuring out when you need to stop while backing up. But then you can GOAL... Could help with-

Ok, you have a legitimate point there. I can't really think of any situation it'd be useful in. GOAL really is the answer to most anything while backing/preparing to back.

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G-Town's Comment
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Sorry, was trying to be funny and failed per the usual with me.

I mean, possibly for figuring out when you need to stop while backing up. But then you can GOAL... Could help with-

Ok, you have a legitimate point there. I can't really think of any situation it'd be useful in. GOAL really is the answer to most anything while backing/preparing to back.

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It's okay...wasn't sure, thanks for clarifying that and thinking about it. All I was trying to do was get you to think about it...

G.O.A.L. Yes, that is how I view it. So yes. Knock on wood; I haven't been in a situation where I thought; "geez, wish I had a backup camera". Can't think of one either.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I'll tell you what would happen with a backup camera. People would focus too hard on watching that screen and would forget to check their mirrors and everything around their cab. Instead of backing into things with the back of the trailer they would be turning into things with the front of their trailer or their tractor.

It's one thing if you're backing up a straight vehicle that doesn't bend in the middle, especially a short one like a car. But when you're backing up a big rig you have the nose of the tractor moving back and forth, you have the drives coming out from underneath the trailer, you have the front corners of the trailer jutting out to the sides - you have different areas of the vehicle going all different directions. You really have to have your head on a swivel and you have to have a complete awareness of all 360 degrees around you at all times.

I would almost bet money on it that backup cameras would at least initially cause more problems than they solved. Personally I thought it was easier to know that the back of the trailer was clear, especially when doing more complex backing maneuvers, than it was to know if the front corners of the trailer or the tractor fenders were getting close to something.

I would almost think some sort of proximity sensor might be more effective. If you could put proximity sensors on the four corners of the trailer and the two front corners of the cab it might help a little. Then again people might start depending too much on those, too.

At this point there's no technological replacement for developing your own ability to remain aware of all 360 degrees around your truck at all times. It's a learned skill that takes practice. The more you do it, the better you become.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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