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    Another take on mirror camera - utilize it for Blind Spot

    I know there are a lot of merits to using a mirror cam while in reverse. However, wouldn't be a lot more useful if a set of 2 mirror cams utilized to cover the "blind spot".
    You know when a car comes from no where even though you were looking at your rear view and side views (left/right).

    I was thinking if I could attach one cam to each side view mirror to cover the blind spot, using A/B switch, I could switch display from left to right depending on which lane I am moving into. I think one could easily open the side mirror compartment to insert this cam, I do not think those cams are big -I have not seen any.

    Do you think it is useful or I am pipe dreaming.

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    I'm thinking along the same lines as you, Tut. But I'm not into tearing my doors apart to run the wiring. You can mount the cameras in the cabin easier. I was going to place mine in those small triangle shaped rear windows that don't roll down - or the upper corners of the rear windshield. Mount them at the top of the window, so they're out of sight of thieves and such.

    I would also like to mount one in the far right upper corner of my front windshield, so I can see "around" cars that are loitering in the passing lane. (man, I hate that!)

    My problem is that I haven't found any free software that will handle more than one camera input, and I'm up to 3 cameras! Also I bought a couple cheap ($10) web cams to play with and WinXP will only recognize one camera at a time. It confuses the same make/model camera's and thinks there is only one plugged in.

    Any ideas?
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    I think the upper corners of the rear windshield is a great place, I should have thought of that.

    I am in the same boat as you when it comes to viewing more than 1 cam, I hope someone drops in an advice.

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    radar, thats what you need!
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    Radar?!?

    Yeah! Can I get satellite imagery of the road ahead so I can see those cops hiding in the median too??
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