Rear Window

One of the time a reversing camera really shines is in low-visibility conditions. When it’s misty, dark, or raining heavily (especially if your rear windscreen doesn’t have any wipers), or a combination of the above, it can be extremely difficult to see out of your rear windscreen. If you’re relying on a conventional rear-view mirror,...
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Never Bring a Knife to a Gunfight

No matter how common it is in media and popular culture, the idea that training and experience will always win out over technology is a fallacy. There’s a good reason to never bring a knife to a gunfight, even if you’re highly skilled with knives – it’s simply a much less advanced weapon. While a...
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A Level of Judgement

In life, one often must weigh a desire to be generous against the necessary caution required for personal responsibility. You might want to donate more money to charity, but you need to look after your own finances first. It would be great to be able to give your partner lavish gifts for your anniversary, but...
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Parallel Parking is Hard

Parallel parking is hard enough by itself, but when you’re trying to do it in traffic, it can be an incredibly stressful experience. You’re trying to navigate into a tight spot, and you’re already under a lot of pressure because you know that every second you take parking is holding up everyone behind you. It’s...
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The Beauty of the Useful

According to the Ancient Greek philosophers, a thing could be good in two ways. Either it could be beautiful, or it could be useful. Photography, as a discipline, straddles this line. On the one hand, it is an art form, where images from the world can be captured in gorgeous focus, through perfect angles and...
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Peak Condition

You shouldn’t drive when you’re not in peak condition. The problem is, no one’s in their peak condition all the time. So you make some hard and fast lines. Don’t drive when you’re heavily medicated. Don’t drive when you’re drunk. Don’t drive when you’re severely sleep deprived. But the rest of the time, well, you...
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The Learning Curve

Learning to drive a new car can be a difficult challenge. A lot of driving is about acquired instinct and muscle memory; you become accustomed to the exact vehicle that you own and its particular proportions and dimensions. You get used to how it turns, the space it takes up, its little quirks and just...
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Horsing Around

It isn’t easy to reverse a vehicle. If you don’t have a reversing camera, then you don’t have a very good view of where you’re going, and the human mind isn’t used to manoeuvring such a large object as a car, let alone a truck, caravan, or motor home. You have to inch backwards very...
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The Next Evolution

Human evolution worked with the idea that eyes are more or less right at the front of your body. Maybe you’ve got a protruding nose, maybe a stomach, but we gauge distances with the assumption that where we are is more or less where our eyes are. So if our eyes aren’t about to hit...
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Turn Again

Ever heard or Richard Whittington? He was Lord Mayor of London four times, though often people only count the last three (his predecessor died in office). He was often known as Dick. And he might have had a cat. Confused? Well, the issue is that there are really two separate characters. There’s the historical Richard...
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