Re: Here's an idea -
I've just got that!
There were 3-4 major manufacturers offering the full set of features..... birdview camera, ADAS (especially anti collision warning, I don't care about lane departure warnings), and I also added TPMS and engine diagnostics, just because I could, not that I've ever needed or used those before. It has CAN bus integration and can run the aircon from the touch screen even.
I specifically chose a system with the 360 birdview camera integrated so I could use the 3D mode with viewing angle set on the touch screen, but they do sell a physical button cluster aswell (which connects via bluetooth and has a CR2032 in the back!).
ALL THE OPTIONS WERE CHINESE. None are American.
One (Teyes) is Chinese kit, rebadged by a Russian company, pretending to be an Australian company, charging 3x the price for a fancy car animation on a home screen! Glad they couldn't sell me it and I searched and realized I was looking at a Russian OEM, or I wouldn't have found the original suppliers of their kit.
Total kit cost me less than $300.
So its funny how I can buy the after market systems dirt cheap, and yet US makers cannot get their production in line. It's almost as if they're not selling enough cars and blaming chip shortages, when the real problem is they're not competing in the world.
... and they have to compete. Throwing money at chip makers will just make them fail faster and demand more and more easy money. And it will inevitably mean other industries (like cars) will want a slice of the easy money too, making them too fail.
I'm expecting US telcos to invent some "ooohhh we can't install broadband because of lack of chips, give us more free money...." bullshit soon too.