PD1 Parking Dynamics Features & Advantages
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Parking Dynamics PD1 Parking Sensor is a Discreet, Unique, 100% Reliable, No-Drill (invisible when fitted) Car Parking Sensor. Read on to learn how to Easily and Effortlessly Remove the RISK out of Parking and Reversing...
PD1 is Now Available as 5 Sensor Pack Options:
1. Front | 2. Rear | 3. Vision-Rear | 4. Front & Rear Pack | 5. Front and Vision-Rear Pack
The Parking Dynamics PD1 Parking Sensor uses a unique 100% Responsive and Reliable, 'invisible when fitted' Electromagnetic Technology that makes parking and reversing Safer and Easier, preventing Bumps, Scrapes and Tragic Accidents.
This revolutionary technology only previously used by a few elite car manufacturers is now available to you and your car, and takes parking sensor technology to the next level, leaving the ultrasonic type of sensor kits a sorry 2nd best in design and performance.
The Parking Dynamics PD1 will fit any Car, Vehicle, Van, 4x4, MPV, SUV or Motor home that have a plastic bumper fitted, ensuring maximum compatibility, functionality, reliability and high performance accuracy when parking and reversing. You have no need to be concerned as 99.9% of vehicles have plastic bumpers.
The PD1 Universal Parking sensor uses a unique adhesive antenna design that discretely mounts on the inner side of your plastic bumper preserving the 'new factory look' of your vehicle, so only you will know it is fitted.
PD1 Electromagnetic Technology v's Ultrasonic Sensors
There are 2 types of parking sensor technologies available on the market. Totally unique in design, the PD1 is a superior alternative to the older ultrasonic type sensor technology that requires you to drill 4 or 6 holes in your bumper, mounting ugly black sensors that then need painting to colour code and match the shade of your bumper... The Parking Dynamics PD1 makes this a thing of the past!
PD1 Parking Sensor
|The installation does not require any modifications to your bumper as the antenna sensor is placed on the inner side of the bumper.||The ultrasonic sensors are easily visible and vulnerable to weather and damage via contact.|
|The PD1 parking sensor is able to detect any kind of obstacle even with the most varied forms.||The ultrasonic systems have difficulty in detecting inclined surfaces or slightly reflective obstacles such as shrubs and wire mesh fences.|
|Capability to approach obstacles up to few centimetres. Ideal for tight parking spaces.||The ultrasonic system is unable to distinguish distances below 30 cm making it hard to judge.|
|The PD1 parking sensor protects the bumpers on its entire length without any dead detection points.||The ultrasonic sensors fail to protect the entire length of the bumper and has dead detection points.|
Unlike ultrasonic's the PD1 parking sensor does not require adjusting or realigning during installation and is cost effective to replace in the event of an accident or if you buy a new car.
The electromagnetic parking sensors have a built in maintenance system that is initialised upon activation. It will run the diagnostic check and give you real time feedback each time you select reverse gear. Therefore there is no maintenance required on the electromagnetic parking sensor.
Ultrasonic technology having 4 or 6 visible and exposed sensors does need regular maintenance and cleaning. Electromagnetic technology is not exposed, is self diagnostic and requires no maintenance.
Conversely the ultrasonic parking sensors require maintenance whenever the parking sensors get dirty or are bumped and the performance is affected. They can also get knocked out of alignment by simply washing the car.
Many accidents occur because drivers can't see the corners of their car and how far the edge of the bumper sticks out from the rest of the body. The electromagnetic design allows for this, as the antenna covers the entire length of the bumper and this is superior to the ultrasonic type that cannot detect objects at the very corners and onto the sides.
What equipment do you get with the Parking Dynamics PD1 car parking sensor?
|Parking Sensor Electronic Control Unit (ECU)|
|The Electronic Control Unit (ECU) is the 'brain' of the PD1, and mounts securely using the supplied adhesive strip either inside of the boot or behind the vehicle bumper. The front ECU mounts under the bonnet or inside of the car, typically behind the glove box. Dimensions of this compact rear sensor unit are just (L57mm x H13mm x D33mm) and the front sensor dimensions are (L75mm x H23mm x D40mm)
The parking sensor ECU simply connects to the reverse light for power so that the ECU switches on when you select reverse gear. Any qualified auto electrician, mechanic or body shop technician will be able to fit the PD1 car parking sensor in less than an hour. Good at DIY? You'll have no problems installing the PD1.
|Parking Sensor Antenna|
|The Antenna is a very strong and flexible adhesive metallic tape that mounts behind the bumper. Its 1cm height and 2.7m length gives you flexibility to run over bumper curves and round bumper mouldings and ensures 100% bumper coverage of even the largest vehicle, offering a full, all round protection zone. The antenna can be cut to any length in seconds. Simple yet very effective.|
|Parking Sensor Speaker|
|The Speaker is small and at just 20mm in diameter mounts anywhere inside of the vehicle and can be run to any location. The audible tones that are emitted to alert you of the proximity of surrounding objects can be clearly heard even when mounted at the back of the vehicle close to or behind interior panels.|
|Front Parking Sensor Switch|
|The Switch included with the PD1-Front only, mounts discretely inside of the vehicle typically under the steering wheel area for easy access. Press the push-button switch to activate the PD1-Front when parking.|
|Vision LED Display with Integrated Speaker|
|The LED Display with Integrated Speaker included with the PD1-Vision only, mounts discretely on the rear view mirror and gives you visual and audible alerts to inform you of the proximity of surrounding objects. LED Display Dimensions (L90mm x H30mm x D12mm)|
|Universal Installation Instructions|
|Universal Installation Instructions are included covering the easy 3-wire installation enabling any basic DIYer to install the PD1 parking sensors without any problems making the installation simple, safe and secure.|
Parking Dynamics PD1 Features
- 100% Discrete! No visible parts, so only you will know it is fitted.
- Automatically beeps if you get to close to an object.
- Detects people, vehicles, small & high kerbs, garage doors, pillars, posts, walls, fences, barriers, skips, etc.
- Scans & Protects full length of bumper even onto sides unlike ultrasonic's.
- Allows you to get close (10cm) to an object. Great for tight parking spaces.
- Maintenance FREE!
- No-Drill, No-Damage! Fitted without drilling bumper unlike ultrasonic type parking sensors.
- 100% accurate, reliable and responsive in all parking situations and weather conditions.
- No Paint Required! Unlike ultrasonic type sensors.
- 2.7 Metre Adhesive antenna mounts on inner side of bumper and can be cut to fit any size of bumper.
- 100% Compatible with both conventional and the latest CAN Bus multiplex wiring systems.
- 3 Audible Tones alert you of your proximity in relation to surrounding objects. PD1 Vision also has a display.
- Easy 3 wire installation.
- Compatible with vehicles that have a tow bar fitted or spare wheel fixed to rear door.
- Fits all vehicles with a plastic bumper including Cars, 4x4, MPV, SUV, Vehicles, Motor homes.
- Ideal for Rental and Leasing companies as no bumper adjustments are required.
- 2 Year Guarantee.
- High Performance Parking Sensor, Reverse Sensor, Reversing Sensor, Parking Aid!
What are the benefits of the Parking Dynamics PD1 car parking sensor?
|Parking Dynamics PD1 fits all Cars, Vehicles, Vans, 4x4s, MPVs, SUVs and Motor Homes giving you maximum compatibility, functionality, reliability and high performance accuracy.|
|A parking sensor that uses electromagnetic technology to scan the full length of your bumper from end to end, detecting ALL obstacles and offering you complete front and rear coverage when parking and reversing. It prevents minor damage collisions and injury accidents, which promotes road safety and keeps the cost of motoring to a minimum level.|
|A Maintenance FREE Front and Rear parking and reverse sensor technology - No Cleaning, No Adjustment and No Painting of sensors or Constant Testing required! The PD1 is completey 100% Maintenance FREE - with no unsightly ultrasonic sensors to clean, wash or replace.
|A parking sensor unit with an instant, automatic, self diagnostic function each time the reverse gear is engaged. The Parking Dynamics PD1 parking sensor maps out the surrounding area and monitors whilst you reverse, providing 3 different tones for signalling the proximity of an object. This ensures early warning and helps you to avoid all accidents whilst reversing.|
|Unlike ultrasonic's, the PD1parking sensor does not require adjusting or realigning during fitting and is cost effective to replace in the event of an accident. Unlike ultrasonics that require you to drill your bumper, have ugly sensors that need painting to match your bumper when fitting and if faulty need the entire system to be replaced, the Parking Dynamics PD1 is fitted and forgotten!|
Allows you to get close (10cm) to an object. Great for tight parking spaces. Ultrasonics only allow you to get 25cm away from an object making it hard to judge how close you actually are in tight spaces.
The PD1 parking sensor device Aids restricted rear viewing found on the latest cars, helps the elderly and less mobile drivers and ultimately gives you parking and reversing confidence and makes for a more enjoyable driving experience.
Parking Sensor Reduces Insurance Claims
As recently reported by the insurance industry, 27% of vehicle accidents are now caused by driver error, when parking and reversing! With more cars on the road now than ever before, the Risk is even greater for accidents to occur. The Parking Dynamics PD1 will give you peace-of-mind and total parking confidence.
Parking sensors help and result in a major decrease in minor damage collisions caused when parking and reversing. This simple device will pay for itself many times over by reducing the number of small bangs in which you are involved. Completely eliminating the chance of putting your No Claims Bonus at risk!
Parking in the Busy City is a Breeze
Parking in small tight spaces will no longer be a concern. In the knowledge that the car parking sensor is there to assist with your reversing and parking, you will no longer drive past that apparent, small roadside parking space and you will find that the process of parking is quicker and far more efficient.
You will save time and avoid the embarrassment of lengthy parking manoeuvres, holding up a line of traffic behind you whilst it is complete. It provides the driver with renewed and increased confidence when reversing and parking, which leads to a more enjoyable driving experience.
All Round Protection with Front and Rear Sensor Options
Parking Dynamics PD1 is available in 3 options; Front, Rear and Front & Rear Pack. Both sensors work on the same ultra effective electromagnetic concept and operation but have 2 very different alert tones to distinguish them apart.
Both sensors work independently on separate circuits and ultimately give you the all round protection required for effortless and bump-free parking manoeuvres.
Parking Dynamics PD1 Technical Operation
Purpose & Principle of the PD1:
The PD1 parking sensor device is designed to provide effective and optimum assistance when undertaking parking and reversing manoeuvres that are often difficult and hazardous due to poor visibility offered by the latest cars, that have high backs, small rear windows and high and long bonnets. They especially help significantly when parking between two parked cars when the space available is very tight. Both front and rear sensors are indispensible in such scenarios.
The Parking Dynamics PD1 is based on an innovative concept that uses electromagnetic waves with low energy.
When reverse gear is selected the small electronic control unit (ECU) generates an electromagnetic field and transfers this to the transceiver adhesive tape that is placed on the inner side of and run the length of your bumper. The PD1 Front sensor is activated by a a switch and works in exactly the same way as the PD1 rear reverse sensor.
The magnetic tape (antenna) then sends out an elliptical electromagnetic field to cover the full area around your bumper, front, rear and sides. The transceiver antenna tape works by sending and receiving unlike ultrasonic parking and reverse sensors that require 2 types of sensors, one to send and one to receive; if they become dirty the ultrasonic performance can deteriorate.
An obstacle is then monitored by the electronic control unit (ECU) by translating this obstacle measurement into a voltage. When an object with a certain mass (i.e. people, kerbs, cars, etc) enters this elliptical zone a change in the electrical field is created and an increase in voltage is detected by the control unit and you are then informed by a series of audible tones how close you are to the object. The PD1-Vision also gives you a visual alert with integrated audio. You can then manoeuvre accordingly with plenty of time to react.
The Parking Dynamics PD1 is able to detect the approach of an obstacle to the bumper along its entire length without any point of discontinuity unlike ultrasonic sensors.
This revolutionary device protects bumpers, particularly those painted as found on new cars because as the detection range operates and detects the obstacle until within a few inches before contact is made. Superb for tight parking spaces.
New bumpers are simply cosmetic and the application of the PD1 is perfect as it mounts on the inner side of the bumper and protects it from impact against any obstacle (unlike ultrasonic sensors that can easily break). Installation of the Parking Dynamics PD1 does not in any way alter the aesthetics of your bumper.
The audible/visual alert is generated only when the vehicle is approaching and obstacle. A fixed object in front of the bumper, for example the tow bar / towing hook, is not detected and does not affect the normal functioning of the PD1 device. It's the only Parking Sensor available that is compatible with vehicles that have a tow bar fitted or spare wheel fixed to rear door.
The electronic control unit (ECU) can easily be mounted in the boot/luggage compartment of your car due to its small size. The antenna sensor tape is invisible when fitted and is fully protected and not subject to possible damage when being installed.
The electrical connections are totally minimised and connects to an earth and the reverse light wire, live only when reverse gear is selected.
Operation in Heavy Rain conditions:
When heavy rain is present the PD1 parking sensor system automatically reduces its sensitivity in order to eliminate false alarms that can be given by the movement of water on the bumper. False signals in heavy rain conditions are highly affected by specific designs of vehicles and their bumpers. Some bumper designs have a higher chance of false alarms in heavy rain conditions.
False signals are given as a result of water flowing between the car body and the bumper. Parking Dynamics have reduced this as much as possible with good results within the PD1 software for optimum usage.
However once the software does recognise that water is present during a reversing manoeurve the first and second zones are eliminated to prevent continuous false signals and the next alert zones are utilised until the system is reset and water eliminated.
This is intelligent in itself and surpasses ultrasonics in such scenarios ensuring a safe and secure parking and reversing manoeuvre.
Parking Dynamics PD1 Operation
PD1 Rear Parking Sensor:
PD1 Rear parking sensor provides your car with full rear bumper protection when parking and reversing, alerting you to approaching objects via an audible speaker.
When reverse gear is engaged the PD1 Rear parking sensor provides an instant, automatic, self-diagnostic function that maps out the surrounding area of your rear bumper constantly monitoring this as you reverse with 100% accuracy, providing you with 3 different audible tones (Zones) alerting you of your proximity in relation to surrounding objects!
The full length of your bumper (including the sides) is protected with an ever increasing beeping sound.
As you reverse, Zone 1 (furthest away from your vehicle) detects the approaching object first.
Zone 1: 80 to 50 cm in length - The 1st tone signals with a slow "be-be-be" sound
Zone 2: 50 to 25 cm in length - The 2nd tone is a faster "be-be-be" sound
Zone 3: 25cm and less - the 3rd tone is a constant "beeeeeep" sound
PD1 Front Parking Sensor:
PD1 Front parking sensor provides your car with full front bumper protection when parking, alerting you to approaching objects via an audible speaker.
Activate the PD1 Front parking sensor by pressing the included push-button switch that mounts discretely in the area under your steering wheel for easy access. When activated the parking sensor system provides an instant, automatic, self-diagnostic function that maps out the surrounding area of your front bumper constantly monitoring this as you manoeuvre with 100% accuracy, providing you with different audible tones (Zones) alerting you of your proximity in relation to surrounding objects!
The full length of your bumper (including the sides) is protected with an ever increasing beeping sound.
As you move forwards, Zone 1 (furthest away from your vehicle) detects the approaching object first.
Zone 1: 70 cm to 20 cm in length - The 1st tone signals with a "be-be-be" sound increasing in frequency as you approach the obstacle
Zone 2: From 15 to 20 cm away from the obstacle - The 2nd tone is a low frequency "beeeeep" sound
*The PD1 Front is acutely sensitive and enables you to park in very tight spaces.
PD1 Vision Rear Parking Sensor:
PD1 Vision rear parking sensor provides your car with full rear bumper protection when parking and reversing, alerting you to approaching objects via an audible speaker and LED display.
When reverse gear is engaged the PD1 Vision rear parking sensor provides an instant, automatic, self-diagnostic function that maps out the surrounding area of your rear bumper constantly monitoring this as you reverse with 100% accuracy, providing you with 3 different audible tones and visual LED's (Zones) alerting you of your proximity in relation to surrounding objects.
The full length of your bumper (including the sides) is protected with an ever increasing alert system. The PD1 Vision provides you with 3 distinctive visual colour LEDs on the interior mirror mounted display: Green, Yellow and Red. The displays works simultaneously with the audible tones giving you multi-featured alert system.
As you reverse, Zone 1 (furthest away from your vehicle) detects the approaching object first.
Zone 1: 80 to 50 cm in length - The 1st tone signals with a slow "be-be-be" sound and the green lights display.
Zone 2: 50 to 25 cm in length - The 2nd tone is a faster "be-be-be" sound and the yellow lights display.
Zone 3: 25cm and less - the 3rd tone is a constant "beeeeeep" sound and the red lights display.
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