Monitor provides a virtual 360-degree scene of the car in bird’s-eye view
The Around View Monitor is a support technology that assists drivers to park more easily by better understanding the vehicle’s surroundings through a virtual bird’s-eye view from above the vehicle. The Around View Monitor helps the driver visually confirm the vehicle’s position relative to the lines around parking spaces and adjacent objects, allowing the driver to maneuver into parking spots with more ease.
The Around View Monitor processes video from four cameras, displaying the composite footage on the screen as if there is a single birds-eye view camera right above the vehicle. This makes parking much easier.
- Through the bird’s-eye view, a driver can check for obstructions around the vehicle.
The system can display the bird’s-eye, front and rear views, making it possible to check the vehicle’s 360-degree surroundings simultaneously with either the fore and back.
- It is possible to display the rear view and front-side view together. A driver can simultaneously check the rear and front-side views of the vehicle, the points of most concern when parallel parking.
The four wide-angle cameras set up at on the front, back, left and right are the foundations of the Around View Monitor.
Video signals from four cameras feed into an image processing unit: The side views showing both left and right; the rear view showing the back of the vehicle; and a front view camera. These signals are then converted into a composite virtual bird’s-eye top view image as if seen from directly above the vehicle. It is this image processing technology that is the key point in the Around View Monitor.
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