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Old 2nd November 2004, 17:36   #1
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Default PDC (park distance control)

Would like to know about the PDC fittings available in india.
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plenty of them around - fitted a four sensor version for around Rs 3800
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hey there,

check autocar india,

they have advertisements on this parking device in almost every issue.

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got them on my skoda. they are ok but too damn sensitive.
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any inputs on hoiw exactly do they work ?

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It works with the help of Ultrasonic Sensors:

Basically one transducer sends a short burst of ultrasonic energy and the time required for the sound to travel and hit the obstruction and reflect back to be received by another (or same) transducer is measured. The shorter the time duration, the closer is the obstruction.

Since the velocity of ultrasonic sound thru air is known, the distance between the sensor and the obstruction can be calculated to a fairly high accuracy.

In cheaper variants of the parking sensor, the electronic circuitry only detects if the sound is reflected back in a shorter duration. It doesnt really measure the distance. Once it crosses a threshold, it gives the warning in form of a beeper or a flashing.

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plenty of them around - fitted a four sensor version for around Rs 3800
Coulkd you please tell me where you have fiutted this parking sensor in Bagalore ?
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Car Shrungar - opp lifestyle
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looking for someone who can do a clean install in mumbai. integrate them into the rear bumper etc...
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something like these....
http://www.sportsimportsltd.com/paasvebase.html
http://www.sempal.co.uk/acatalog/spa...e_sensors.html
http://www.parkingsensors.co.uk/veba...sor_recess.asp
http://www.designawards.com.au/ADA/0...GN/074/074.HTM
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hey navin, how useful are is it? Or do you end up switching it off most of the time?

BTW, does the RS have power retractable wing mirrors? If so I would like to retro fit those to my TDi as the mirrors have take quite a beating.
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me too. i tried my hardest to get skoda to cooperate with adding th power retractable mirrors as well as upgrading the steering wheel to a 4 spoke one with audio controls but no such luck. both skoda and toyota as very rigid on the options they offer.

the PDC is realy nice. so much so that my wife wants it on her car (sail) too. it is esp nice as it can detect even a 3' tall kid running around near your car. so it saves the car as well as kids.

the mirrors too would be a nice addition and if you know anyone who can do a GOOD job of instralling such options let me know.
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at first they seemesd sensitive then you realise that untill the beeps got real fast you dont have to worry when the one is continous you are about 8-12" away from an object.
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working on fitting power retractable mirrors on my Vrs .... aquiring the new wiring harness is a pain
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You using the stock mirrors? Do share the process and the source of your harness with us.
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