Rear view monitor picture quality

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by soberups, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    56AAF6D4-63EA-4340-9F80-B92E5E135F1B.jpeg If you have one of the new package cars with a color rear view monitor, you have probably noticed the weird picture quality at night, with red ghost images in the corners of the screen.
    This is caused by a design flaw.
    Above the door of the new cars is a brush that is supposed to keep out the dust.
    It is attached to the car with a bright, unpainted aluminum strip that is directly below the camera lens.
    This strip reflects any available light, including the red top marker lights, back up into the camera lens which causes the ghost images.
    I fixed this problem by putting black electrical tape over the strip. It made a huge improvement in the picture quality.
    After peak is over I will ask the mechanic to paint it flat black or brown, but in the meanwhile the tape works just as well.
     
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  2. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Wow you really care way too much about your job
    Write it up and let the mechanics deal with it.

    At least this post wasn't about ORION.
     
  3. The Driver

    The Driver I drive.

    You could argue that the glare and poor picture quality is a safety hazard. Don't you have an 8 ball to buy?
     
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  4. Redtag

    Redtag Part on order

    Good catch. When I get a chance I will check my newer trucks for that strip and if they have it paint it brown.
    This time of year I doubt any mechanic would have spent the time to figure out it was a reflection causing his issue. I would see if that camera operates and if it does good we are done.


    “ not a safety concern, schedule for later repair, ok to drive” and I would move on to the safety and or road call concerns.

    I treat a completely failed backup camera as a safety concern as a CYA thing but technically it’s not a FED item and the truck can operate without it.
     
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  5. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    You will be suspended for tampering with company equipment. Goodbye.
     
  6. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    There is a very specific list of things I can be suspended or terminated for in the Western Conference.
    Putting tape on a piece of aluminum is not one of them.
     
  7. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Wow you really care way too much about what other people post on Brown Cafe.

    At least this post wasn’t your usual sniveling and whining about my criticisms of ORION.
     
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  8. Analbumcover

    Analbumcover ControlPkgs

    A design flaw?!? At UPS?!? No!
     
  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Why are you talking to me? Your not even an employee anymore.
     
  10. Brown Biscuit

    Brown Biscuit Blind every day

    Well by the looks of it your PC has never been washed so should hold up all of peak.
     
  11. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    I hope so
     
  12. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Tampering with UPS equipment is in violation of UPS procedures.
    @soberups should be fired.
     
  13. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Wow.
    I post a quick and easy 30-second tip to improve the performance of a piece of safety equipment and you have nothing better to do than to pile on the hate.
    Did someone piss in your coffee this morning?
    I am sorry for whatever happened to you that made you such a mean and bitter person.
    I hope life gets better for you.
     
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  14. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    A piece of tape wouldn’t get you fired here. Plus there is no intent to fraud the system.
     
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  15. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    He's just pissed his last 8 ball had more cut in it then actual cocaine.
     
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  16. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    What's the thing above the camera? Is that a light?
     
  17. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Yes
     
  18. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    The new cars have a rear overhead light that you can turn on. Very handy if you are hooking up a pup trailer in the dark.
     
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  19. rod

    rod retired and happy

    [QUOTE="Redtag, post: 3838981, member: 70933



    I treat a completely failed backup camera as a safety concern as a CYA thing but technically it’s not a FED item and the truck can operate without it.[/QUOTE]

    I never had a truck with a back up camera. We used common sense when backing. Have I told you lately how tough we had it?
     
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  20. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

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    They didn't even have those cameras when you were driving. They are useful but not required.