Many new car models nowadays allow drivers to see only very little of the vehicle’s immediate environment. As aerodynamic and pedestrian-protection issues exert an ever greater influence on vehicle contours, while side and rear windows shrink in size, it is becoming almost impossible to maneuver cars safely and precisely.
The Bosch rear view system supports drivers as they reverse their vehicle. The camera image is displayed via the radio or radio-navigation system and shows the area behind the vehicle.
This “third eye” is automatically activated when reverse gear is engaged. The display shows you whether there are any obstacles in your way.
The camera image cannot show the area at the vehicle’s corners and neither can it provide exact information on distances, but Bosch has got around this by combining the camera technology with its tried and tested ultrasonic parking aid. The strengths of each technology complement each other perfectly: distances measured by the ultrasound sensors are for instance embedded in the camera image in the form of colored bars. This gives drivers all the information they need at a glance.
In order to make maneuvering even more comfortable for drivers, there is the option to dynamically overlay the camera image with colored lines showing the vehicle’s path. These indicate the direction the vehicle will take with the steering wheel in its current position, as well as when it is time to turn the wheel. As a result, vehicles can safely approach any obstacle, and even hitching a trailer is no longer a problem.
- Unobstructed view at all times of the vehicle’s immediate environment
- Allows precise parking and maneuvering
- Safe and comfortable parking and maneuvering
- Quicker and easier parking maneuvers
- Easy to use
- Display is easy to understand thanks to intelligent image processing (no fish-eye effect)
- Greatly reduces the risk of material damage and its associated costs