Thank Goodness for Sideview Cameras - 2011 BMW 528i Long-Term Road Test

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2011 BMW 528i: Thank Goodness for Sideview Cameras

May 09, 2011


Every morning when I head to work, leaving my garage and driving down a narrowish alley to the main street, I always hold my breath and tense up before pulling out into the street. Cyclists and skateboarders sometimes just fly down the sidewalk. And of course the pedestrians here just step out onto the driveway without first checking for oncoming cars.

You see, I have to basically pull out onto the sidewalk/driveway to check and see if anyone is coming. Hit the jump for my POVs from the front seat. With the above vantage point afforded by the side cameras mounted to the front end of the car, I can actually see down to the end of the sidewalk! Pfew! Still cautious exiting the alley but now at least I don't hold my breath.

Anyone coming? I can't see! Aaaahhhhh!

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Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor

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