quote: The study found that on average if the child was within about 27-feet of the back bumper, drivers couldn't see them using mirrors and looking around alone. - See more at: http://www.dailytech.com/IIHS+Says+Rearview+Camera...
quote: I have small kids.
quote: I have no idea why having both would be worse, it makes no sense.
quote: For drivers who had both the camera and the sensors, the benefit wasn't as great as with the camera alone. Three-quarters of these drivers hit the stationary object. It may be that the sensors, which detect objects up to 8 feet behind the vehicle at speeds less than 5 mph, gave drivers a false sense of security, so they paid less attention to the camera display. Slightly fewer drivers who had both cameras and sensors looked at the camera display at least once than drivers who had only cameras, and they spent a smaller proportion of time looking at the camera display while backing, but these differences weren't statistically significant.
quote: I prefer sensors alone over a rear view camera as I can reverse normally checking my mirrors and all around the car while listening for the beeps
quote: Absolutely, you can look over your shoulder like you always have with a much larger field of view than the camera gives you.
quote: The study found that on average if the child was within about 27-feet of the back bumper, drivers couldn't see them using mirrors and looking around alone.