So I have a request from my wife. She would like a camera on the front bumper of her car, for similar purposes like the backup camera (to make sure we don't crash into garage walls, etc.).

Of course, I could buy something from Amazon for $20, but that's too easy.

I have a few ideas, but I'd like to get the community's brainstorms as well.

The 'specification' and 'requirements' are pretty much open ended.

PS:

Bonus: If anyone knows how to add such a camera to the existing onboard computer system (2014 Chevrolet Traverse), even if it's a hack, I'll give you $50 :-)