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Anyone ever installed a side assist system to a KIA Sportage 2011? also if this is possible, it can use the parking sensors? or you have to install a different ones with longer range?

Example from an AUDI

Also is is possible to turn on rear view camera while driving?
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Another dumb distracting feature.
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Another dumb distracting feature.
Why? it is good with cars with low rear and side visibility, many accidents are happening due to low side visibility, especially on highways and also when motorcycles are involved.
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Of course it can be useful to some people. Personally i would find it distracting. Everything that chirps,or flashes will distract you from driving for a bit. Even that low temperature thingy we have makes me look down even when i know exactly what it was. And i tend to watch whats going on behind me at all times anyways. MO.
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I've never seen this before and honestly it just gave me a pretty good laugh

Personally, I would never use such an option. I agree that it would be more distracting than anything.

I can see how some might enjoy that though. My mom would be a big fan of such an option.

Regarding using a rear view camera while driving, I really don't see the point of that. If something is so close that you can't see it in your mirrors while driving forward, there is not much you can do about it anyways... And it would be yet another driving distraction.
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I'll pass, nothing beats situational awareness, a good shoulder check and convex side mirrors.

Besides, why would the Audi system work only if the turn signals are activated, sort of defeats the purpose. If the driver is lazy enough not to check their blind spot then what makes them think that they will use their turn signal...let alone turn on the system to begin with.

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Although I didn't really need them, I bought a set of those small diameter round stick-on convex mirrors. Those work great, if there is a car in your blind spot, you will see it on them for sure. A shoulder check is still necessary, but it adds a lot of awareness to what is around your vehicle beyond what your mirrors can normally provide. They are also great for parking as I can't see the lines of the parking stall once I am in it due to the vehicle's height and window setup, but with the mirrors I can clearly see where the lines are on my left and right. Again, not necessary, but a nice little benefit.

I also like to look at how shiny the side of my car is in those convex mirrors as well, so maybe a slight distraction? LOL.

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I've used the Mercedes system. Their cars beep constantly. I'm too close (2-3m) to a car ahead that's turning away, beep beep beep. Ignition before seatbelt, beep beep beep beep beep. Signalling intention to turn in traffic, beep beep beep beep. Driverside front tire 3psi low, beep beep beep. Passenger side tires blown, beep beep beep.

The beep means nothing. It's far more distracting thinking the tires are gone looking down to read the message, when it means to say a car is too close.

It's a very good idea, with poor implementation. They're working on Active prevention of accidents using the system, where the car won't let you change lanes. Instead of the system acting like a road-phobic passenger, it'll be like them grabbing the wheel. I love the idea of driver assistance and driverless systems, but they don't know context, and interfering with the driver can cause accidents.

Very interesting feature for the future, but a distracting toy now. If a car has such terrible side visibility to need this feature, I'd consider it an unsafe car. If other drivers try living with it and find it helps them a lot, then I hope there is an aftermarket kit for them.
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Was driving yesterday on the highway in a new loaner from lexus and it has the ACC which translates to adaptive cruise control. Nice feature,car was slowing down on its own depending what was in front of me. And then i thought,this thing is rather dangerous,the way it brakes the car without my input. Dangerous for cars behind me i mean. So i turned it off and enjoyed the new GS460
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I don't see the side of my Sportage in my convex outside mirrors, just the car in the adjacent lane.
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