Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket has introduced the 360 Degree Camera Surround System. The system is designed to provide commercial drivers with 2-D and 3-D views of their vehicles. The two-dimensional mode focuses on the driver’s immediate surroundings, while the three-dimensional mode displays relations and elevations of the surroundings.
The Continental 360 Degree Camera Surround System consists of four micro-cameras with fisheye lenses mounted on the outside of the vehicle that provide a high-resolution sweep of the sides, rear and front of the vehicle. An electronic control module merges these high-resolution images on a display.
With the system, the driver has the ability to control specific, individual cameras to view a more precise area in difficult driving situations such as dense city traffic, narrow loading ramps, yards and construction sites. The system can also be active when the vehicle is standing still, allowing the driver to monitor the vehicle and its cargo.