More and more cars feature reversing cameras – and all new models in the US will have to have them by 2014. It’s an option on the Golf, from £170 with the £725 sat-nav. All our readers knew the price when they tried it – and they all looked at the screen, then looked over their shoulder. To be fair, we were in a cabrio with the top down, but it showed how many of us rely on old methods. “I love the way the camera flips out of the VW badge, though,” said Sam. Verdict: leave it
In this review
- 1IntroductionWe ask a panel of readers to test the latest driving aids and in-car gadgets, then tell us which they’d pay extra for
- 3Automatic brakingOf all the technology our readers tested, none impressed more than Ford’s automatic braking.
- 4Lane departure warning, blind spot warningEver felt yourself nodding off at the wheel?
- 5Dual-view screenWe’ll leave it to the Evoque to show off the flashiest bit of technology here.
- 6Rear camera - currently reading
- 7Speed limit sign recognitionThe clever windscreen camera in the Focus (another feature of the £1,050 Driver Assistance Pack) can also scan signs and display the speed limit on the dash
- 8iPhone connector
- 10Automatic parking