360° Cameras – How do they work?
This innovative 360 degree vehicle camera system utilises up to 8 Sony 1080P full HD camera’s, with a 192° horizontal viewing angle, secured to each side of the vehicle. The images are continually processed and digitally ‘stitched’ together to provide a seamless 360° ‘Birds Eye View’ on the LCD monitor. This ensures the driver can see hazards all around the vehicle, to eliminate the blind spots, resulting in improved safety for other road users and passengers.
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360° Cameras – Step By Step
Default View on start-up:
The 360 degree ‘Bird’s eye’ view provides the driver with a complete view of the vehicle surroundings, offering assistance when parking or manoeuvring in restricted spaces. The system automatically switches view when the car is placed in reverse gear, or when the turn indicators are used.
Smart Vision is especially useful when reversing into or out of parking spaces, as it offers the driver the top view combined with a wide angle rear view, to negotiate even the tightest of spaces. If required the driver can switch to a full screen view of the front or rear cameras using the control switch.
Vehicle indicators on – Left or Right:
When the indicators are used, the system will project the left or right camera images onto the screen in addition to the top view, providing the driver with a perfect view of hazards in the blind spots, such as cyclists and other low objects which cannot be seen in the side mirrors. This will also prevent kerbing of wheels, which can be costly.
Full Screen ultra-wide 195°angle view (selectable by command switch):
The driver can manually engage full screen front or rear view, which provides a much wider camera image of the vehicle front/rear surroundings. This is very useful when visibility is restricted – for example at a junction with a hedge or wall blocking the view of the oncoming traffic, or reversing out onto a road, many accidents are caused this way, Smart Vision 360 will ‘see what you can’t see’
Create a bespoke solution with add ons
The 360° camera can operate as just a camera feeding info into the driver’s monitor. Recording capability can be added with an internal SSD or HDD up to 1TB. It can also be connected to fleet software if required, using the ethernet connection, 4G Dongle or Wireless dongle, which can connect to a 4G Router.
Please call us on 01446 334005 if you’d like information about this product, we can talk you through the options available and help you find the perfect solution for your vehicle or fleet.