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Electromagnetic Parking Sensor

Hi Guys,

I'm new here so bear with me.

I am going to order my New Civic in the next few days but feel that the 399 Honda want for parking sensors is a little steep.

I have found a company called Proxel who make an electromagnectic parking sensors that fits on the inside of the rear bumper and requires now holes to be dilled into the bumper. Apparently they have been used for a while by elite car companies.

Does anyone know if these are any good?
Also, does anyone know how to remove the rear bumper as i;ve heard they are a pig to get off?

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I just bought an electomagnetic sensor for my lady's Cooper S. I'll let you know when I've fitted it as to how good it is. Looks a doddle to fit too, a lot less bother than fitting the normal type of sensor.
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Also Lee, do a search on parking sensors, there's ton's of info, tips & pictures regarding removal of the bumper.

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Cool, thank you.
Looking forward to seeing what you think of them as the review says they are better than the ultra sonic ones.
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...have been used for a while by elite car companies...
Do you know which ones? At least the German "elite" seems to be using the "normal" sensors and/or cameras

)edit: googled for it, the "elite car companies" = Fiat
does not make the technology bad though... anyway, some info other
than from the manufacturer himself can be found here
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Hello,

Have any of you seen the new electromagnetic parking sensors?

No drilling, no holes - has a unique invisible design, so no one would ever know that you had them fitted.

The parking sensors create an electromagnetic field around your bumper, which protects the whole of the bumper, unlike ultrasonic sensors, which emits a cone shap detection range, which does not cover the whole of the bumper. The electromagnetic sensors can be placed all the way round your bumper, so can help you prevent damaging your alloys whilst parking.


I found a seller, selling these fairly cheap and has had very good feedback.

myworld.ebay.co.uk/ebuyer43
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Hi

I'm an installer for the Parking Dynamics sensors.

There is a great deal of argument regarding which type of sensors are best;

Ultrasonic (visible type with heads)
or
Elecromagnetic (invisible type with strip fitted behind the bumper)

The quick answer is neither is best but here are some pointers to influence your buying decision.

Ultrasonic sensors require the bumper to be drilled.
If there is rain on the sensor heads they may not work properly
If the car is any other colour than black, the sensors will need to be colour matched to the car. If that isn't done with the correct primer/paint at the correct temperature the paint will chip off after the first few jet-washes and look rank.
Be very careful what make sensors you get, Steelmate and Laserline are good, there are 101 chinese makes that aren't.
I do still fit steelmates to vans with black bumpers, but on cars now I fit the Parking Dynamics sensors.

Electromagnetic sensors require that the bumper be removed to be fitted.
If you try and do it without taking off the bumper and cleaning it really thoroughly then the strip will peel off after a bit and then be intermittent. I clean the inside of the bumper shell with alcohol spray and then use a special sealing tape and plastic sealant spray after fitting the sensor strip.
To get them to work properly lots of things need to be taken into account, the height of the sensor, the thickness of the bumper the position of the crash-bar. If you have never fitted them before, you're likely to get one of these factors wrong and the sensors will give false warnings.
The buzzer on the parking dynamics kit is a bit too quiet to be fitted in the rear of the car and need to be fitted in the front to be effective.

So in conclusion

Your best option is to get the Parking Dynamics sensors fitted to your car by a professional
Its not the cheapest option, but if you were cheap you'd be driving a Kia

If you're in the Northwest, I'd be delighted to offer my services.
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Cheers......... Rick
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thanks Mobileinstall for useful tips
is there any specific brand u will recommend?
i am seriouslt interested for my accord 2009
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I have also been looking at getting a set of electromagnetic parking sensors for my wife's Jazz but have read that whenever it rains it gives false warnings as the water droplets sets off the alarm earlier.

Has anyone else fitted an electromagnetic kit to a Jazz?
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I bought a parking dynamics kit, tried it, didn't like it. So I fitted the traditional ones which work better in my opinion.

Both types are susceptible to rain interference but traditional ones are more reliable in my experience.

All the expensive Mercs, BMW's use traditional sensors so I think that tells us something.
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I tried the electromagnetic sensor on my civic, and it didn't work well. When you test the sensor "hanging "free in the air" it works very good, but when mounted on the bumper it only detected an obstacle at about 15 cm/6", which is way to close off course.
I tried several mounting places and hights on the bumber, they all gave about the same result.
I do believe that they can work on some cars, but the specific rear end of our cars is apparently not suited for this kind of sensor/antenna. To much metal, to much electrical circuits around,... There's lots of things that can interfere. I would not recommend them, unless this technology has improved drastically over the last 2 years.
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If anyone is interested I'm selling a set of Cisbo sensors over here:
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You can get "Honda-alike" sensors fitted, for less than half of the OEM price - the required holes are already marked out on the inside of the rear bumper - you'd just need to paint the sensor heads, if you wish ...

If you are not 'handy' or can't be bothered, buy and paint yourself, then have an auto-electrician fit them ...
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I do believe that they can work on some cars, but the specific rear end of our cars is apparently not suited for this kind of sensor/antenna. To much metal, to much electrical circuits around,... There's lots of things that can interfere. I would not recommend them, unless this technology has improved drastically over the last 2 years.
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I don't believe the technology is reliable enough really, a nice idea and tempting as it looks neater at the rear but sadly its a no for the Civ

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You can get "Honda-alike" sensors fitted, for less than half of the OEM price - the required holes are already marked out on the inside of the rear bumper - you'd just need to paint the sensor heads, if you wish ...

If you are not 'handy' or can't be bothered, buy and paint yourself, then have an auto-electrician fit them ...
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