The extent of our knowledge and awareness is an eternal question among the philosophers. For millennia, great thinkers have debated about the limitations of our senses and cognitive abilities, what we can know and perceive, and what is forever beyond our grasp. While this is an open philosophical problem, considered by most to be as-yet unsolved, there are still benefits to thinking about it in more concrete terms. Specifically, we can think about what we can see and what we cannot, even within the domain of day-to-day life.
Vehicles, like people, have a limited sphere of awareness. Humans cannot simultaneously look in two directions at once, and we cannot look behind us without turning our heads. Fortunately, human ingenuity has created various instruments that allow us to bypass some of our limitations. Through the science of optics, we’ve built mirrors and lenses that bend and bounce rays of light, allowing us to see what would normally be beyond our field of vision. And the latest technology in this long line is the rear vision camera.
Created to fill the desperate need among drivers struggling with imperfect mirrors – which distort distances, don’t work well in darkness and are unsuitable for larger vehicles – reversing cameras allow you to get a good look behind you while driving, especially while reversing. They work just as well at night as they do during the day, and they including a screen with a length scale that means you no longer have to judge how far away obstacles are by guessing. A reversing camera kit is essential for motor homes and trucks, which are just too big for conventional solutions like mirrors to do the trick. This invention is easy to operate, and will make your driving experience far safer, whether you’re a beginner or a veteran.