Exiting blind junctions can always be tricky...when should you go? If you can't see, should you risk it? Inching forward into traffic and straining to see and hear oncoming vehicles...
Luckily the clever people at Ford have thought carefully about this and introduced a new camera technology that can see around corners, even when drivers cannot, to help avert accidents.
The innovative Front Split View Camera – available as an option on the all-new Ford Galaxy and S-MAX – displays a 180-degree view from the front of the car, using a video camera in the grille. At a blind junction or exiting a driveway, the camera enables drivers to easily spot approaching vehicles, pedestrians or cyclists.
The first-in-segment technology is activated at the push of a button. A 1-megapixel camera in the front grille enables drivers to see a real-time 180-degree view – both left and right – on the vehicle’s eight-inch colour touchscreen. Drivers can track road users that approach on either side and pass in front of the vehicle. The camera, just 33mm wide, is kept clear by a specially designed retractable jet-washer that operates automatically when the windscreen wipers are activated.
Clever that isn't it?
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