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Old 03-12-2018, 06:13 PM
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Does anyone know if there is a way to add a front camera for parking that will show up on nav screen?
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Does anyone know if there is a way to add a front camera for parking that will show up on nav screen?
I assume you are using the Parking Assist yellow/red lighting system that is an option.

If you try to add on/retrofit the camera system that many cars ordered as an option is could be cost prohibitive and the dealer may not want to do it.

I would recommend checking with the dealer though.

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No parking assist on vehicle. Rear camera for backing. Looking for something aftermarket....camera added to grill that can be viewed on Nav screen.

If nothing available...i think curb assist might be option. I have a good handle on front end when parking....however when ———— drives it very infrequently it would be helpful.
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No parking assist on vehicle. Rear camera for backing. Looking for something aftermarket....camera added to grill that can be viewed on Nav screen.

If nothing available...i think curb assist might be option. I have a good handle on front end when parking....however when ———— drives it very infrequently it would be helpful.
I understand completely. I equipped “the significant others” GLC with all that stuff. My garage work benches couldn’t take much more. I am truly wondering if it is possible to have MB add one of theirs. You’ll need the bumper sensors and MB software.
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renntech does it for certain radios, but not amg gt .
They tap into the rear view camera feature when it is not in reverse. Apparently not possible for newer radios. I made my own front camera with aft mkt rear camera kit. But have to have aft mkt screen in glove box/console and access when wanted. Its not optimum but functional and saves the nose
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I am also looking to add front camera to my GTS. I found a company in NY that sells the interface for $300, Has anyone heard of them?

https://naviks.com/i-24075606-2015-2...ines-dpgl.html
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good find. I wonder what kind of camera you need to add on top of that interface and the install cost. All this sounds a bit cost prohibitive as I got used to the OEM system that beeps at me when I get close.
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good find. I wonder what kind of camera you need to add on top of that interface and the install cost. All this sounds a bit cost prohibitive as I got used to the OEM system that beeps at me when I get close.
Noticed this as well, no information that's easily accessible regarding which cameras to use/play nice with this system. I REALLY don't understand why supercars/super sports cars don't come with 360 camera systems. Of all the cars I'd rather have it in, ours are the types to get the most use imo.
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Agreed and I think MB takes longer than the competition to bring this kind of useful technology in their cars. Another few pounds of electronics and wires is not going make a difference in the performance but with that long hood, it would be so nice to have. I thought I read that the 2020 GT will have it.
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Agreed and I think MB takes longer than the competition to bring this kind of useful technology in their cars. Another few pounds of electronics and wires is not going make a difference in the performance but with that long hood, it would be so nice to have. I thought I read that the 2020 GT will have it.
I'd love that, would give me a project to work on as well to try and retro fit it. My audio/visual guy is supposed to walk me through an aftermarket solution that they offer today.
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good find. I wonder what kind of camera you need to add on top of that interface and the install cost. All this sounds a bit cost prohibitive as I got used to the OEM system that beeps at me when I get close.
I think any Alpine CMOS or Kenwood CMOS with RCA connectors should work. I had a a Maserati Granturismo years ago and added front & rear using similar interface and Kenwood camera. The interface was pricey at $1,200. Cameras were about $100. For front I had to get a flipped/mirror cam to invert the image.
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My installer walked me through the best option, which is apparently the Rydeen RDV360-3D, which they said will work with our systems, and would replace the current backup camera view in the stock screen with this one:
https://rydeenmobile.com/product/rdv...d-view-system/



That said, he quoted me $3300... And I'm not sure I like it thaaat much.. :/
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Ouch.
Yup, I'm sure if I ever curb a wheel that I'll be wishing I had sprung for it... So I guess I better never do that.
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Isn’t It a lot cheaper to just back the damn car into a parking space? The rear camera has really good fidelity, and the superimposed lines make it super easy to park.

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I installed a camera in front to avoid tearing up the lower front spoiler. So far can't find a module to connect to the 2019 MB electronics so I put a small monitor on the dash. Not bad solution. If I eventually find a direct connect I can just plug in the camera. Small switch on the side of the console turns it on when I want. Camera I bought had 6 different views. I have it adjusted so that when the curb or parking stop is at the bottom edge of the monitor I stop and have about a foot of space.

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I installed a camera in front to avoid tearing up the lower front spoiler. So far can't find a module to connect to the 2019 MB electronics so I put a small monitor on the dash. Not bad solution. If I eventually find a direct connect I can just plug in the camera. Small switch on the side of the console turns it on when I want. Camera I bought had 6 different views. I have it adjusted so that when the curb or parking stop is at the bottom edge of the monitor I stop and have about a foot of space.
Not too shabby. If you want, I can find out what module my installer was planning to use to get the cameras to talk to the infotainment console, and post back here. Or if you want to call Earmark, they are local to Dallas and the same guys who did Kumizi's awesome sub enclosure, just ask for Chris, he's the guy that's been helping me.



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Isn’t It a lot cheaper to just back the damn car into a parking space? The rear camera has really good fidelity, and the superimposed lines make it super easy to park.

Bish
I back in everywhere, my only issue is seeing things on the driver side. Unless I manually adjust the driver mirror every time, I have no way of seeing how close my wheels are to the curb. If I find a space with a curb on the passenger side, it's not an issue with the auto adjusting mirror feature. I just deal with a lot of tight spaces daily driving the GTS, and a 360 camera would have made it infinitely easier to manage.
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I back in everywhere, my only issue is seeing things on the driver side. Unless I manually adjust the driver mirror every time, I have no way of seeing how close my wheels are to the curb. If I find a space with a curb on the passenger side, it's not an issue with the auto adjusting mirror feature. I just deal with a lot of tight spaces daily driving the GTS, and a 360 camera would have made it infinitely easier to manage...
I couldn't agree more. I had 360 camera on my DB11 and loved it. Parking was so easy! What is funny is that the infotainment in Aston is sourced from MB. I don't understand why MB doesn't offer that as an option. Even the 2020 models don't have the 360 view, only front cam.

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I installed a camera in front to avoid tearing up the lower front spoiler. So far can't find a module to connect to the 2019 MB electronics so I put a small monitor on the dash. Not bad solution. ....
I found couple of WIFI cameras on Amazon that use iPhone/Android to display the video. It only needs to be hooked up to a 12V source. I may give one of them a try.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H8244G5/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A1V4E7I8B3FRVX&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H8244G5/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A1V4E7I8B3FRVX&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KSFBN2Y/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A7E0KPI8NA6XE&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KSFBN2Y/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A7E0KPI8NA6XE&psc=1

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Camera is Echo Master CAM-MV6 NTSC, think it was $80 something on Amazon. Monitor was around $70 ( QualityMobileVideo.com - Safesight SC3102 3.5" back up monitor)- and I used 2 piece Command strips so when I remove it I don't damage the dash top.The camera comes so you can install it on the front or rear and the view is correct and then has a small switch that lets you select from 6 different viewing angles.
Would love to have it work with the vehicle screen but in the meantime this has proven to be well worth it.
I do the backing in thing when convenient but have a history with really low front end facias and spoilers on previous AMGs and Porsches and getting one repaired is expensive besides being painful when you accidentally hit a high curb or worse one of the concrete curb stops that are not only high but have the steel rods sticking out the top.
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My front parking sensors work great on curbs.
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My front parking sensors work great on curbs.
You are lucky, on mine it is not consistent and depends on the type of curb, so I don't trust it. I had the same issue with my 2016 GTS.
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Is there a way to activate at will the parking sensor display on the screen? It comes up when you backup, but as soon as I drive forward it's gone and I kinda like the visual aspect of it with the car and the 4 corners showing. Sometimes I find myself in some really narrow garages and it would be helpful...
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I found couple of WIFI cameras on Amazon that use iPhone/Android to display the video. It only needs to be hooked up to a 12V source. I may give one of them a try.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...I8B3FRVX&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...PI8NA6XE&psc=1
Ooo, I hadn't considered this as an option. I'm about to setup my Proclip/Magnetic mount for the phone, so this could be an option, depending on camera install look. If you end up doing this, please keep us updated.
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I really would love the "overhead" view my '15 S63 has on my GTS.
But the S63 has the second big display.
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