IIHS Says Rearview Cameras Alone More Effective than Cameras/Sensors … – DailyTech
Beyond all of that, cameras are cheap these days. Dirt cheap. The cameras found in our cell phones are more than good enough to get the job done in a car situation. Slap in some wire, a cheap ARM processor, and replace the instrument panel with an LCD and we are all set. It is not going to add that much weight (no more than a small laptop, minus the weight of the parts replaced), and it does not need to be expensive (except that they will find a way to make it expensive). This is something that should be a standard requirement for every car maker so that we as drivers (and our computer overlords when they start driving us in a few years) will have a much better sense of our surroundings.