2009 Infiniti FX50: A Tech Gadget That Actually Works
September 22, 2009
There's a growing number of us that have become resistant to the latest automotive gadgets, often because they are useless replications of things that already worked just fine. In this case, however, the FX50's proximity sensors actually worked quite nicely.
As you can see from the picture, I was backing out of a tight space that was constrained by our Mazda 6 on the left and a sizable concrete pillar on the right. With the FX's bird's eye view screen I was able to back out with ease.
Now of course, I could have accomplished the same feat by merely swinging my head back and forth a half dozen times, but that's not progress people. Think of all the tendons I spared by looking straight ahead the whole time. My neck feels more relaxed just thinking about it.
Ed Hellwig, Senior Editor, Edmunds.com @ 23, 078 miles