Camera to cover rear facing seats

Camera to cover rear facing seats

I was taking my CPR recertification today, and the instructor was telling us how quickly a child's condition can get bad when he/she starts choking. She used the example of a child in a car seat eating candy. With front facing seats, it's easy to check on kids in the back with the rear view mirror, and some vehicles (i.e. minivans) even have a wide angle mirror for keeping an eye on more of the rear seats.

With rear facing seats, I would imagine that you can't really see what your kids are up to, and if you have only one child in the rear facing seat, you may not know if he/she is in trouble before it's too late (i.e. no second child to call for help). That's why I was thinking it would be a good idea if there was an option for a rear seat camera that could be monitored on the 17-inch display.

Disclaimer: I don't have children (only nephews) and I'm not getting the rear facing seats for my Model S. I do know how my sister likes to keep an eye on her boys when she's driving them around though.

gagliardilou | 5 octobre 2012

Thats a good point. Otherwise we'll be yelling all the time "Andrew you alright back there?!"

mrspaghetti | 5 octobre 2012

Hadn't thought of that. With that risk in mind, I'd probably reserve the rear-facing seats for kids >= about 7 years old.

MB3 | 5 octobre 2012

I wonder whether you could plug in a USB web-cam?

mrspaghetti | 5 octobre 2012

You probably could, but I bet it would be a pain in the arse.

Klaus | 6 octobre 2012

Cheap fix but they already sell mirrors w/suction cups that attach to the rear window for exactly that reason rear facing car seats). Had one in my Jetta for my youngest grandson.