I've been working on a car sensor, to be mounted like a windshield GPS, incorporating both an accelerometer (GY-521 MPU-6050) and LiDAR sensor (TFmini Plus) and have been unable to have it get distance readings of the car in front of me when the device is sitting behind the windshield -- even if it's been cleaned. (Edit: By "unable to get readings", I mean that 0's are coming back for the sensor's distance reading.) Is this an inherent limitation of the sensor I'm using? If so, are there other sensors or better versions of the LiDAR sensor that I should use instead? I've considered placing the LiDAR itself outside of the car, near the license plate, and running four long(er) wires (9-10 ft. in length) back to the cabin where the Arduino is, but I've run into different issues with that approach.
First post here, so please let me know if the post's category is wrong or if more information (code, sample output, wiring, etc.) would be helpful!