Ford vehicles will soon be able to see around corners even if you can’t.
The company is introducing new vehicle camera technology that aims to help reduce driver stress and potential accidents by helping see around corners even when the driver can’t. The new split-view camera feature will display a 180-degree view of the area in front of or behind a vehicle. By utilizing real-time video feeds from one-megapixel wide-angle lens cameras in the grille and tailgate, the eight-inch infotainment screen can display a tri-panel look at obstacles coming from either side or straight on. The feature is activated with a simple touch of a button and will automatically shut off when the vehicle reaches 6.2 mph.
In the U.S., split-view technology is available in the 2015 Ford Edge and 2016 Explorer models and is standard on the 2016 Ford Explorer Limited and Explorer Platinum, which goes on sale soon. The American automaker also announced that rear-view cameras will become standard on all of its North American light passenger vehicles by 2018.
In addition, the next Ford Super Duty will feature the company’s most advanced camera technology, helping with lane-keeping assistance and helping customers see more angles around a truck and trailer. In total, the next Ford Super Duty will boast up to seven cameras and an all-new digital architecture.
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