Yeah so far retaining factory features when moving to an aftermarket headunit has been a real pain in the butt. The CR-Z is all over the place feature-wise so unfortunately solutions have not been easy to find. I've basically just been looking up keywords until I find a lead of some sort for the adaptors and modifications I've been doing.
The Guy who is behind Teyes says I can retain that feature, with the factory camera for lane watch, but I would need to use there backup camera. Not a huge deal, just haven't gotten a confirmation that if it doesn't work they will let me return it all.
I'm assuming you personally prefer to route the camera display to the mirror? Supposedly certain base models have the reverse mirror camera operate independently to an extent - I wonder if taking parts from one of those models would allow you to retain your preference and still switch to an aftermarket HU. The only problem I'd think of is the lane watch cameras - perhaps something similar to this
(or at least the concept of it) would function. Adaptors would definitely be needed.
I actually like the the factory integration, with the curving backup lines and the dashed lines showing the spacing. And TBH I really would rather use the bugger screen rather than the rearview mirror.
I just really want something with more than iPod support.
I have been driving my wife's 2020 Fit and love the android auto setup. having something even close to that in the CRZ would be a dream come true.
If I can get Teyes to agree to do a refund return i will pick one up in the next few months.
And yeah sounds like the electronic parking brake is pretty neat - and it actually looks like there are a bunch of cheaper used proximity fobs on the Japanese auction sites I've been browsing too. I don't know enough to say if it's possible to use one of those and just reprogram it but figured I'd mention it.
I did a deep dive into the chip used, found that it was the same chip a few years of the Honda Acord. The Accord Keyfob was like $150. But just because it used the same chip does not mean it would work.
I don't have the means to program the key myself otherwise I would give it a try. It seems like a waste to pay a locksmith to program it for it to just fail.
I haven't looked at the any listing from Japan. I always assumed that the systems were not the same due to NA regulations. I will start poking around.