A request came in from one of our customers asking for help to find a solution to their Android Headunit with multiple camera support for motorhome idea.
We were happy to help ????
The customers idea was to install multiple cameras. This was to blind spot assist when turning and a better view than just a reversing camera when backing-up. The problem is that although some of the android headunits do have video in and reversing camera inputs, they do not support enough cameras to get the enhanced view required.
A solution considered to the multiple camera was the universal PAC Intelligent camera switcher. This device has 4 camera inputs and one camera output that will interface directly into the android headunit ‘video in’ connector. The intelligent switcher is also connected to the turn signal indicator circuit and the reversing light circuit and these allow the switcher to allocate which camera input is switched to the android video in.
360 Degree camera view
But there is another solution! This also involves multiple cameras but the signal from these are stitched together in real time to provide a 360 degree view on a single video input.
The Universal 360 degree camera system is just one such system that includes the 4 cameras; front, rear, left and right along with the processor box to do the all important job of stitching the 4 individual video streams into one, 360 degree view for the android headunit to display. The camera installation takes time to run the cables from each mirror and back to the processor box. Also factor in the time it takes for fine tuning of the stitched image. This step is important and must be completed for the best possible 360 view on the android headunit.[review_summary title=”Quick Review summary” summary=”A very clever solution to a 360 vehicle view” positives=”Cameras included
Processor box included
Connects to any android headunit
Upgrades a single camera input to 360 view ” negatives=”it takes a fair bit of setting up to ensure the image stitches together perfectly”] [rating title=”Value for money” value=”4″ range=”5″] [rating title=”Quality of construction” value=”4″ range=”5″] [rating title=”Ease of install” value=”2″ range=”5″] [/review_summary] Buy 360 camera on eBay