Vauxhall has announced that its new Surround Rear Vision camera system is available for its Combo Cargo. The system improves visibility to the rear and in the blind spot on the passenger side.
This safety system is designed primarily for use in urban traffic. Vauxhall says that the Surround Rear Vision camera system is particularly useful in preventing potential accidents with cyclists and pedestrians when turning left.
The system combines two cameras that provide views to the rear and to the side. The first camera is mounted above the rear doors, overlooking the area behind the vehicle. When reversing and parking, its display is shown on a dedicated five-inch screen. The driver can switch between a close and a wider rear view. The wider rear view can also be shown when driving forwards, displaying a distance of four to more than 30 metres behind the Combo Cargo.
Meanwhile the second camera is located under the passenger-side mirror and shows the passenger view towards the rear. By switching to the display via the touchscreen, the driver can see whether cyclists or pedestrians are in what would normally be the blind spot. This allows the driver to safely turn left or the side of the vehicle is clear, preventing a potential accident.
This feature is part of the Parking Pack, which also includes front and rear parking distance sensors, power-folding door mirrors, front fog lights and ultrasonic side sensors. The Parking Pack is available from £666.67 +VAT.