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    • leylie
    • By leylie 7th Sep 17, 9:28 PM
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    Electromagnetic Parking Sensors
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    • 7th Sep 17, 9:28 PM
    Electromagnetic Parking Sensors 7th Sep 17 at 9:28 PM
    Hello - does anyone have any experience of these please? I'm having trouble finding recent reviews.
    Thank you
    Leylie
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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 7th Sep 17, 9:47 PM
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    What about them?

    Personally buy a proper kit.
    Last edited by forgotmyname; 07-09-2017 at 9:55 PM.
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    • gabitzul
    • By gabitzul 8th Sep 17, 3:40 PM
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    Waste of money in my experience, utterly unreliable, lots of false alerts.

    Look at the expensive cars, 100k plus, they still use the "classic"ones, that should tell you why. They just work.
    • leylie
    • By leylie 8th Sep 17, 4:45 PM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 4:45 PM
    gabitzul - Thank you for explaining why you don't rate them

    forgotmyname - thank you for your opinion
    Last edited by leylie; 08-09-2017 at 4:49 PM. Reason: to put 2 replies into one message
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    • UncleZen
    • By UncleZen 9th Sep 17, 11:55 AM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 11:55 AM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 11:55 AM
    I had a car once with aftermarket rear parking sensors fitted. There were no visible circles, so I assume they were fitted on the inside of the plastic bumper. They may have been the type you mention.
    My tests suggested there were 2 sensors about 4ft apart. They worked, until the bumper was wet from overnight rain then they were hopeless until the raindrops had been blown away.
    • leylie
    • By leylie 9th Sep 17, 1:43 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 1:43 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 1:43 PM
    I had a car once with aftermarket rear parking sensors fitted. There were no visible circles, so I assume they were fitted on the inside of the plastic bumper. They may have been the type you mention.
    My tests suggested there were 2 sensors about 4ft apart. They worked, until the bumper was wet from overnight rain then they were hopeless until the raindrops had been blown away.
    Originally posted by UncleZen
    Sounds like the sort - interesting comments thank you, especially about the rain - and having only '2 sensor zones' as my understanding was that the whole width of the bumper was covered. One of the main reasons I was going for this sort!
    Leylie
    • missile
    • By missile 9th Sep 17, 4:03 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 4:03 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 4:03 PM
    Have you considered a reversing camera? I find this more useful than sensors.
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    • robotrobo
    • By robotrobo 9th Sep 17, 5:00 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 5:00 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 5:00 PM
    Sounds like the sort - interesting comments thank you, especially about the rain - and having only '2 sensor zones' as my understanding was that the whole width of the bumper was covered. One of the main reasons I was going for this sort!
    Originally posted by leylie
    hello.
    i fitted similar ones to my alfa, they are very expensive and you have to remove the bumpers to fit the metal strip to the inside of the bumper.
    I have since fitted ordinary cheapish ones to other cars ,and they are a lot better , cheaper(20), & easier to fit for the diy man.
    Dont waste your money.
    • leylie
    • By leylie 10th Sep 17, 8:20 PM
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    • 10th Sep 17, 8:20 PM
    reversing camera
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    • 10th Sep 17, 8:20 PM
    Thank you - I am also considering a camera as there was one in the test car I drove, so your comment is helpful.
    I'm actually fairly confident with reverse parking - but this new (to me) car has a much shorter bonnet than I'm used to and I can't actually see the front of the car, I was hoping the electromagnetic sensors would help me there.
    Leylie
    • leylie
    • By leylie 10th Sep 17, 8:24 PM
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    Thanks everyone for your comments - I'll certainly re-consider my options. Maybe I just need to give myself more time to get used to my 'new' car!
    Leylie
    • Silver_Y
    • By Silver_Y 5th Apr 18, 12:56 AM
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    Ultrasonic are the cheapest and most reliable for now when it comes to reverse drive sensors.
    Only metal (electricity conductor) obstacles can be reliably detected by electromagnetic sensors. Not sure about brick wall.
    Electromagnetic sensing is doing good job in wireless parking sensors for vehicle detection fitted into each parking bay to show real time availability. This technology is becoming increasingly popular nowdays and gets integrated into mobile parking apps.
    Last edited by Silver_Y; 08-04-2018 at 12:58 AM.
    • knightstyle
    • By knightstyle 5th Apr 18, 9:05 AM
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    We have a Garmin sat nav and fitted a reversing camera that works with it. We find this combined with the built in old fashioned sensors works really well.
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