Improving safety on the road

Powerful camera system aimed at improving safety for drivers, passengers and other road users

Opel-Vauxhall has announced a new Surround Rear Vision camera system for its Combo Cargo van, with a view to enhancing safety for drivers, passengers and other road users. The system is described as the perfect partner in dense urban traffic, providing all-round visibility and helping drivers to safely turn and manoeuvre their van.

Not only does the Surround Rear Vision camera system greatly improve visibility to the rear, but also in the area of the blind spot on the passenger side. The technology is said to be particularly useful in preventing potential accidents with cyclists and pedestrians when turning left.

The new security feature combines two cameras that provide a range of 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 also 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 over 30 m behind the vehicle.

The second camera is located under the passenger-side mirror of the Combo Cargo 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 new feature is part of Opel-Vauxhall’s Parking Pack, a smart solution for today’s overcrowded roads. The pack also consists of front and rear parking distance sensors, power-folding door mirrors, front fog lights and ultrasonic side sensors.

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