Moving into reverse gear, the camera 1 located on the tailgate or, depending on the vehicle, on the rear hinged door, provides a view of the area behind the vehicle on the rear view mirror 2 or, depending on the vehicle, on the multimedia display 3, accompanied by two moving or fixed guide lines 4 and 5.
Note: make sure that the reversing camera is not obscured (by dirt, mud, snow, condensation, etc.).
Note: depending on the vehicle, you can adjust certain settings from the multimedia display 3. Refer to the handbook for the equipment.
This function is an additional aid. It cannot, therefore, under any circumstances replace the vigilance or the responsibility of the driver.
The driver should always be ready for sudden incidents while driving: always ensure that there are no small, narrow moving obstacles (such as a child, animal, pushchair, bicycle, stone, post, etc.) in the blind spot when manoeuvring.
Dynamic gauge 4 (depending on the vehicle)
This is shown in blue on the multimedia display 3. It indicates the vehicle trajectory according to the position of the steering wheel.
Static guide line 5:
The fixed clearance gauge comprises coloured markers A, B and C, indicating the distance behind the vehicle:
- A (red) approximately 30 centimetres from the vehicle;
- B (yellow) at approximately 70 centimetres from the vehicle;
- C (green) approximately 150 centimetres from the vehicle.
This gauge remains fixed and indicates the vehicle trajectory if the wheels are in line with the vehicle.
This system is initially used with the aid of several gauges (mobile for trajectory and fixed for distance). When the red zone is reached, use the bumper image to stop accurately.
The width of the guide lines corresponds to the width of the vehicle including the door mirrors.
The screen shows a reverse image.
The frames are a representation projected on a flat surface. This information is to not be taken into account when superimposed on a vertical object or an object on the ground.
Objects which appear on the edge of the screen may be deformed.
In very bright light (snow, vehicle in sunshine etc.), the camera vision may be adversely affected.
If the rear doors are open or poorly closed, the camera display disappears and, depending on the vehicle, the message “WARNING: Boot Open” appears.
Difference between the estimated distance and actual distance
Reversing towards a steep uphill slope
The fixed guidelines 6 show the distances as closer than they actually are.
The objects shown on the screen are actually further away on the slope.
For example, if the screen displays an object at D, the actual distance of the object is at E.
Reversing towards a steep downhill slope
The fixed guidelines 6 show the distances as further than they actually are.
Therefore, the objects shown on the screen are actually closer on the slope.
For example, if the screen displays an object at G, the actual distance of the object is at F.
Reversing towards a protruding object
Position H seems further than position J on the screen. However, position H is at the same distance as position K.
The trajectory indicated by the fixed and mobile guidelines do not take into account the height of the object. So there is a risk that the vehicle may collide with the object when reversing towards position K.