Submitted by PBEndo on Fri, 2014-06-13 18:04
The lack of parking lines overlaying the backup camera image has been discussed in the forums ad nauseam. The consensus seems to be that it may not be possible to use software to overlay lines on the video image due to the hardware in the Model S.
In trying to "think outside the box" I was wondering if a small laser projector could be used to project lines onto the ground that would be visible on the screen.
This would have the advantage of correcting for the distortion created by the camera lens. The lines would convey the distances more accurately since they are projected onto the actual surface.
It would use very little power and could be connected to the reverse lights so that the lines are only projected when in reverse.
There have been some products for bicyclists that use this approach.
If this has been suggested before, I apologize. I tried to go through all of the previous threads on this topic and that quickly became rather tedious.