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03/27/18
Wolfsburg
Technology

Article series: Small helpers with big effects – Part 2 Seeing all around the car and manoeuvring safely with Area View and Rear View

Volkswagen Passat and Passat Variant
  • Four cameras provide a 360-degree view of the vehicle’s surroundings from a birds eye perspective
  • The front camera shows cross traffic even before it becomes visible to the driver
  • The Rear View camera offers a good view rearward

A good all-round view is a prerequisite for safe parking. In parking situations, in particular, it is often difficult for drivers to get a comprehensive view around their entire vehicle. A small helper that produces big effects in such situations is Area View. A total of four cameras – installed at the rear, in the exterior mirrors and in the radiator grille – acquire images of the entire surroundings and project a live image in the cockpit display from a birds eye perspective. Other views can be shown according to the specific traffic situation and the purpose. This makes it easy to recognise potential obstacles in a timely way.

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