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Should your next car have a surround view camera system?

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Many of us have had that increased heart-rate that comes from a near-miss backing out of a parking spot in a crowded lot or getting very close to curbing your wheels while parking. No matter how careful you are, a driver just can't see everything.

Surround view cameras solve this problem by giving you better visibility of the entire area around your car. When activated, the camera turns on and the area around the car is shown on the screen in the car. Some manufacturers have gone as far as being able to see a virtual version of your car parking in the eyes of a spectator.

 

How do surround view cameras work?

The system works by taking video input from 4 or more cameras around the car and then combining them to simulate a camera looking down on the car. 

 

Are surround view cameras worth the cost?

Surround view cameras are usually an option that comes standard with the highest end model of a car or with a parking package. This means that they can be quite expensive. 

 

Which vehicles offer surround view cameras?

As of the time of writing, surround view cameras are offered as a standard or optional feature on these vehicles:

 

Acura 

RLX, TLX, RDX, MDX

Audi 

Available on most models

BMW 

Available on most models 

Cadillac 

Escalade, CTS, XT5, XTS, CT6

Chevrolet

Bolt 

Hyundai

Equus

Infiniti 

Q50, QX50, QX60, QX70, and QX80.

Land Rover 

Available on most models 

Lexus 

LS, NX, RX, GX, LX

Mercedes-Benz 

Available on most models

Nissan

available on most models

Porsche 

Macan, Cayenne, and Panamera

Volvo

Every Model

 

Whether or not you want a surround view system in your new vehicle, Cartelligent can help you get a great deal on exactly what you want. Call our team of car-buying experts at 888-427-4270 or get started today.