Albert Einstein’s Nobel Prize-winning theory of relativity all started with a thought experiment about a train, a mirror, and a beam of light. It ends up going to some pretty complicated places, all because of how light works at high speeds in different reference frames. Fortunately, none of that is relevant to the day-to-day practices of driving and mirrors – which is a good thing, because using mirrors while driving is complicated enough.
Between the way they distort how far away things are and the limited angles that mirrors get, reversing and parallel parking is a tricky business. Even with the aid of a rear vision mirror, two wing mirrors, and maybe even blind spot mirrors, it’s no simple task. A reverse camera kit just makes it a little bit simpler.
The rear vision camera gives you more perspective when you’re reversing. It allows you to see the back of your car, and how far away that back bumper is from obstacles like other cars. If you don’t have a car, it’s even more important – larger vehicles like trucks and motor homes are virtually impossible to navigate without the aid of a camera. Night-time, or a setting sung at the wrong angle, make matters even worse, between darkness and flashes of blinding light.
Especially if there are other drivers behind you – practically breathing down your neck while they wait for you to park – reverse parking can be seriously stressful. Manoeuvring your vehicle into a tight parking spot will often take multiple tries, and if someone honks at you and breaks your concentration, you might have to start all over again. There’s nothing worse than getting to where you’re going all shaken up from a difficult parking experience. The best reversing camera will take away that stress and make going backwards as straightforward as it can be.