The front bumper of the MX-5 Miata is very low. Some people even lower their car more, by an inch or so. A front parking camera would be very useful, to avoid scratching the lower part of the bumper while parking close to high curbs. Continue reading
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Hacking Mazda Forward Sensing Camera (FSC)
Mazda MX-5 2016 GT has advanced safety features, like Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS ) and adaptive High Beam Control (HBC).
Here is the Mazda document, showing how it works. This is the manual for Mazda 6, but MX-5 is identical.
I’m not sure about the value of having LDWS on a sport car, like MX-5. It often produces false alerts which is quite annoying. Disabling this feature by turning it off will show up as a yellow warning light, which is also annoying. I’ve not had a chance to test the HBC feature yet. So, I was thinking to turn this camera into a dash cam, by hacking it or even replacing the whole PCB. Continue reading