Car Parking Radar

parking radarNowadays, roads everywhere have become busier with more vehicles and pedestrians. As a result, driving and parking vehicles have become more risky. This is why car parking sensors have become necessary. These sensors have the power to map out the full length of your bumpers with 100% accuracy while preventing vehicles from damage, especially in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

Parking sensors are, in fact, proximity sensors for vehicles which alerts drivers of any unseen obstacle when parking. This way, you can get rid of dangerous and costly collisions that are most often inevitable. These sensors can either be electromagnetic or ultrasonic. Electromagnetic parking sensors work best when vehicles move slowly toward the object that needs to be avoided. Once the obstacle has been detected, the sensor gives off a signal, which grows louder as the obstacle gets closer. These electromagnetic sensors can be mounted on the inner side of the bumper. Ultrasonic parking sensors, on the other hand, work even when a car is stationary. These sensors or radars are attached to the front and/or rear bumpers to measure distances to nearby objects al low level. These sensors come in two pairs, one pair at the front and another at the back, in order to cover all vehicle sides. Rear sensors are activated when the gear is switched to reverse and then deactivated as soon as it is changed back to neutral or any other gear while front sensors are activated by pressing a button and is automatically deactivated as soon as a vehicle exceeds a specific speed. Depending on the speed of the vehicle and its distance to the obstacle, the sensor will warn the driver about the risk of collision.car-parking-radar

The warning given off by sensors can either be one of these feedbacks: audible or visual. Audible feedbacks are usually made up of stage-by-stage sound alerts or various beeps of which the frequency indicates the distance of the vehicle from the obstacle. The closer the object to be avoided, the faster the beep from the sensor will be. In case the vehicle is extremely close to the obstruction, a continuous beep will be heard. Visual feedbacks, in contrast, take the form of LED or LCD readouts, which are clearly displayed, to indicate the distance before collision. LED colors used, recreating a traffic light, are green, yellow, and red for “Go”, “Slow down”, and “Stop”, respectively.

Ultrasonic car parking radar has been found to be standard equipment on modern vehicles. By measuring the time it takes for an ultrasound emission to return, these radars detect the distance between the car and an obstacle. Overall, this car parking radar increases the safety, not just of the driver, but also his passengers and the pedestrians, who happen to be around the moving vehicle.

The car parking sensor will fit any make or model of car, van, truck, or any other vehicle. And because they are attached to the vehicle’s exterior, these radars must be weather-proof to ensure resistance to rain, snow, and other extreme conditions.

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