Driver safety is a category that encompasses any item designed to make you a safer driver. Auto Image has been at the forefront of this category since the first products came on the market in the early 2000s. Our Jersey Shore clientele trusts us to deliver great-performing, high-value, reliable safety products.
Parking Sensors Keep You Alert
Parking sensors are where it all started. These are small sensors, about the size of a quarter, that get flushed into your bumper and use ultrasonic technology to alert you of an object in your path. At approximately 6 feet away, you hear a slow beep; at 2 feet away, it goes to a fast beep; and at 1 foot, it goes to a constant tone.
What we love about this product is the improvement in depth perception it gives the driver. It is also unaffected by weather or night-time driving. While these sensors typically get installed in the rear bumper, they also can be used upfront for face-in parking. For the ultimate in safety, we suggest pairing the parking sensors with a camera system. Now you have a visual and an audible aid.
Backup Cameras Are A Visual Aid
Backup cameras are among our most-popular products in driver safety. We place a small camera strategically in the vehicle to allow you to safely see behind you, avoiding an accident or – even worse – injury to another person. We can also install front-view cameras that are great for off-road exploring or face-in parking. Up near the driver, we install a monitor that lets you see the image from the backup or front-view camera.
The screens come in four options.
- Integration of existing color screen in most vehicles. If your vehicle has a full-color screen in the dash, chances are good we can interface the camera to perform just like a factory-equipped system.
- Replacement rear view mirrors . We install a new unit with an embedded LCD monitor that displays the camera image whenever the vehicle is placed into reverse.
- Replacement in-dash stereo systems that come with touchscreens. These are especially popular if you are looking to upgrade technology at the same time. Technology gains include Bluetooth for hands-free calling and music streaming, satellite radio, GPS navigation, and Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto smartphone integration. Our team can make your new stereo system look and perform like it was factory-installed.
- Blind spot systems. Auto Image has two distinctly different technologies in this up-and-coming category, depending upon the vehicle and your needs:
√ Camera-based systems employ a monitor that displays an image of your left-side or right-side blind spot on a monitor that is in view of the driver. The image activates when you turn on your blinkers. These systems are often paired with backup cameras.
√ Sensors-based systems use radar technology to sense something in your blind spot. If something comes into your blind spot, a visual indicator lights up on that side. If you activate your blinker, you then get an audible alert as well.
And there is more!
Advanced 360 Degree Camera Systems
We also offer 360-degree camera systems. These use digital processing technology to let you “see” a 360-degree image around your vehicle. They are especially helpful when parking your vehicle in close quarters. The image is displayed on a monitor just like the backup camera systems. When you go with this style of system, you also get the benefit of blind spot cameras and a backup camera, so you get everything in one package.
Forward Collision Avoidance
Forward collision avoidance systems use a sophisticated forward-facing camera that is programmed to read things going on in front of you and alert the driver of a potential problem. If you start to drift out of your lane, you get an alert. If you are following too close to someone in front of you, you get an alert. If someone in front of you is stopped and you need to hit the brakes, you get an alert.
Dash Cameras Enhance Driver Safety
DVR systems or dash cameras are designed to protect you in an accident where you aren’t at fault, and also to find a guilty party. Auto Image has forward-facing, as well as front and rear combination, systems to protect you in both directions. Imagine being in an accident where the other person was at fault, and there were no witnesses. Your DVR becomes your witness since it is recording while you drive and will prove your innocence, potentially saving you lots of time, money and grief. If your vehicle is parked and someone hits it or damages it, the DVR will record the incident, often giving you the information needed to find the culprit.
Top-Notch Service And Installation
All this modern technology is great as long as you have a shop that does great-quality installations. Fortunately, we have one of the finest teams in the area. We also believe in good service. Once your vehicle is finished, our staff will go out to your vehicle, sit in it with you and show you how to operate your new systems. What good is technology if you don’t know how to use it?
We invite you to stop by any of the three convenient Auto Image locations and see why more and more people on the Jersey Shore choose us every year.