A client from Town and Country contacted JML Audio in St. Louis about adding cameras to their 2011 Porsche Panamera 4. We scheduled the client for a consultation so he could stop by the shop with his vehicle and meet with one of our team. When he arrived, we looked over the vehicle together, seeing how it was equipped from the factory and listening as he explained his goals for the upgrades. After spending significant time with him, we worked up a proposal that he liked, so we set a time for him to drop off the vehicle.
Initial Consultation Reveals Need For Cameras
During the course of our consultation, we mentioned the option of adding a front camera to the vehicle as well as a backup camera. Adding a front camera helps immensely when parallel or head-in parking, drastically reducing the chance of front end damage. He liked our idea, so we built him a system designed to incorporate two cameras.
Factory Display Utilized
This Porsche came with the factory-installed navigation system, and our team knows how to use the color display already present to show images from the camera.
In the rear of the vehicle, we removed the factory handle in the lift gate and replaced it with a new handle that has an integrated camera built into it. The client ends up with a vehicle that looks like the Porsche factory installed the camera, which is our goal for all camera systems installed at JML Audio. The image quality with this camera is also first-rate, often giving the client better clarity than a factory camera can offer.
Operating the rear view camera couldn’t be easier. Whenever the client puts the vehicle in reverse, the camera image automatically shows up on the navigation screen, just like the factory option. Since JML is never satisfied with just being average, we gave the client an additional feature. If the client ever wants to see the rear camera image while he’s driving, he simply presses the mute button on the steering wheel two times within one second, and the image appears.
Next it was time to turn our attention to the front camera. We mounted it discreetly right above the front plate, centered on the vehicle. Whenever the client wants to display the image, he simply presses the rear defrost button two times within one second and can navigate safely while parking.
Client Loved His Porsche Panamera Camera Solution
When the client came to pick up the vehicle, he loved the fit and finish, as well as the care we gave it while it was in our possession. When we showed him how the cameras worked, he was all smiles.
Contact Us Today
When you are ready to upgrade the technology in your vehicle, we invite you to contact us HERE at JML Audio. Our team will get together with you and your vehicle at our facility, taking all the time needed to find the best solution for your unique needs. Let us show you why more and more people choose us to work on their vehicles every year.