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      04-24-2010, 06:57 PM   #1
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can PDC detect low objects?

say...curbs etc.?
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      04-24-2010, 07:11 PM   #2
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Good question. I'd only be concerned with anything that can hit under the car before the tires, which might not be that much higher than a curb. I have PDC, but so far have never parallel-parked, or parked against a parking bump in reverse, so can't answer your question.

I'd say if a curb is high enough to hit under the car before the tires, it should be detected. And I bet it also detects poles, which can cause a lot more damage than a curb (just ask my wife ). Curious about the answer now .
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Yes, it can detect curbs behind you as well as around the corner of the bumper. It beeps everytime I back out of my garage since I've only got a foot or so on each side to get out. If you have iDrive it'll show a graphical representation of how far you are, but no actual distance units. I didn't think I would like it so much as I do. Wish our US cars would have sensors in front as well like in Europe.
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      04-25-2010, 03:14 AM   #4
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yea i really did wish we had sensors in the front, helps not scraping the bumper on those cement parking curbs. The only way I avoid that is parking like 3 feet away, but then i look like a total noob.



















stfu u dont even track ur car gtfo wat? yea im talkin to u whoever think ur a pro driver cuz u can park all hella legit?
wat?
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      04-26-2010, 02:02 PM   #5
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say...curbs etc.?
Yes. On my 550i it even detects the track embedded in the pavement that the parking gate at work rolls back and forth on.
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A trick to tell how far away the front curb is, is to use where your rear view mirrors are as a reference. Normally a good point to stop is where the curb is just below the mirrors, but it's different depending on your height, seating position, etc.

That's how I do it at least..
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MentholGuy's (modmynav.com) front cam FTW. I now park the right up to the curb, but never worry about hitting it because I can see it on my nav screen.
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