NO BLIND SPOTS FOR VAUXHALL’S NEW COMBO
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 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 metres behind the Combo Cargo.
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 the 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. The parking pack, including the Surround Rear Vision camera, is available from £666.67 +VAT.