Safer Drivers are Good for Everyone.
Kingpin Car & Marine Audio promote safety behind the wheel and they offer a complete range of products and installation services to enhance a driver’s safety. When drivers operate the vehicle in a safer manner, it also benefits the passengers in their (and other) vehicles, as well as nearby pedestrians. Vehicle safety products that heighten awareness and provide early warnings of potential hazards help to minimize the probability for accidents and injuries. Let Kingpin’s experts demonstrate how your vehicle can become safer and, as a result, make you safer on the road.
Reverse Cameras and Sensors
One of the most important areas of driver safety is adding visibility to the vehicle’s rear blind zone. Portland area Kingpin Car & Marine Audio offers a wide range of reverse cameras and sensor systems to provide visual awareness and audible warnings to the driver so that, for instance, the probability of backing into objects or pedestrians is greatly reduced.
Accidental back over accidents are not just occasional; it happens far more often than you’d think. According to KidsandCars.org, every week fifty children are accidentally backed over, 48 are hospitalized and two of them die. In over 70% of those incidents it’s a parent or family member behind the wheel and in 60% of those incidents it involves a larger vehicle (such as an SUV, truck, van, etc.). Reverse cameras and sensor systems installed by Kingpin’s expert installation technicians can literally save a life.
- Reverse Camera Choices – Kingpin Car & Marine Audio offer a wide range of reverse cameras for vehicles of all types. If your vehicle was offered with a reverse camera option, but your specific model does not have it, Kingpin can install a factory-like reverse camera in the intended factory location. Viewing the camera image can be accomplished in a number of ways, including an existing in-dash LCD screen, on an aftermarket head unit, rear view mirror with LCD screen or a stand-alone screen.
- Reverse Sensor Systems – Kingpin also offers reverse sensor systems that use flush mounted sensors in the vehicle’s rear bumper to provide audible warning beeps when an obstacle is within range of the vehicle’s rear end. As the vehicle gets closer the obstacle, the audible warning beeps increase in frequency to signify closer range. Depending on the system, some sensors also provide an on-screen indication of the actual distance from the obstacle.
- 360 Degree Cameras – One of the latest reverse safety devices offered at Kingpin Car & Marine Audio is the 360 degree camera system. This takes the reverse camera concept and wraps around the entire vehicle to provide situational awareness of the blind spots on the side of the vehicle, as well as in front. For large SUVs, trucks and vans that sit higher off the ground this is an incredibly effective tool to provide situational awareness for the driver for their surroundings. It’s also a useful tool to inhibit ‘curbing’ expensive wheels when parking.
Blind Spot Detection
Every vehicle has blind spots to the left and right sides and these increase the chances for accidental collision with lane changes, abrupt turns or other actions that involve the blind spot. Kingpin Car & Marine Audio offer comprehensive blind spot detection systems that provide visual and audible alerts when a vehicle is in the blind spots. Typically these will provide a warning signal when the vehicle exceeds 20mph and driver applies the turn signal when the blind spot has an obstacle detected (such as a motorcycle or another vehicle). Easy to understand and very intuitive to illicit a response, the blind spot warning can easily save you from the accidental side collision you never saw coming.
Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning
Kingpin Car & Marine Audio offers a comprehensive driver safety system that provides active forward collision warning (FCW) and lane departure warning (LDW) so that drivers have audible and visual alerts to greatly reduce probability of rear end collisions with other cars, such as in traffic or poorly lit roads, as well as avoiding pedestrian collisions at intersections or neighborhood streets. The lane departure warning functionality is especially helpful where driver inattentiveness can cause the car to drift out of the lane and actively warn the driver to correct the issue with visual and audible alerts. There is an active camera on board the FCW/LDW system that processes the road ahead in real-time and provides split-second responses with the audible and visual warning cues. The FCW and LDW technology is available on many new high-end luxury and performance vehicles, but Kingpin can add this safety system to any vehicle. If you spend time on the road, you’ll drive much safer with a FCW/LDW system installed by Kingpin’s expert technicians.
Mobile DVR Systems
Kingpin can install a mobile DVR system that contains one or more cameras and records whenever you want. It can be configured to record while you’re driving to capture any accidents that may happen unexpectedly. This is a great choice for commercial vehicles, delivery trucks or anyone leaving cars with service personnel. A mobile DVR system can also be configured to work with your vehicle security system so that, if the vehicle is disturbed (such as hit in a parking lot by another car), the DVR will activate and record the incident which may help to capture important details required by insurance or law enforcement. Certainly it’s invaluable should a theft or break in attempt occur. Talk to Kingpin’s product experts about creative and productive ways you can implement a mobile DVR to make your vehicle safer and more secure.
Driver Safety is First at Kingpin
Kingpin Car & Marine Audio’s product experts want all their clients to be safer behind the wheel, yet make the safety aspect easy to use and understand. Visit Kingpin today and schedule a no-cost consultation to learn about all of the driver safety products and systems available for your vehicle and specific needs. Kingpin’s highly experienced installation technicians install all driver safety products to the highest standard so you have complete peace of mind. Remember, at Kingpin their installations are done only one way; the RIGHT way!