From scraping a wheel on a curb or reversing into a pole, parking accidents may cause only minor damage yet it can be expensive to repair and downright annoying. While reversing cameras are now a common feature on newer vehicles and an affordable after-market accessory for older cars, the more visibility you have, the better. Safety Dave is Australia’s trusted safety expert, making reversing cameras, defibrillators, TPMS and first aid kits accessible to every Australian home and business. Automotive technology is continually improving and recently we have seen the development of 360-degree camera systems. Let’s take a look a deeper look at what 360-degree cameras are, how they work and a how they are revolutionising reversing and parking and improving overall automotive safety.
What Is a 360-Degree Car Camera?
Simply, it is a camera system that provides a real-time view of the area surrounding the entire car. Combining the perspectives of several cameras placed strategically around the vehicle, typically on each bumper and on each side of the car (underneath the side mirrors, near the corners of the bumpers) into one image, a 360-degree camera system shows nearby obstacles surrounding your vehicle.
How Does It Work?
The cameras located around the vehicle combine with proximity sensors to create images for the driver that are displayed on a dashboard monitor. Most systems enable you to view the surroundings with 4 different views or combine all views into one single image (from above, like a ‘birds eye view’).
How Can a 360-Degree Camera Help Me?
This camera system removes almost every blind spot and gives the driver the best possible view and estimate of their surroundings. When the system is engaged, the cameras and proximity sensors collect data and feed it into a sophisticated software system which displays images to the driver to assist with reversing and parking. There are some systems which can also operate in driving mode which can assist with changing lanes and turning corners. A 360-degree camera system is a superior feature which can help to prevent impacts and collisions, keeping you safer.
Are There Any Aftermarket 360° Camera Options?
Yes, there are a variety of models available to purchase if your new car is not fitted with this technology or if you would like to increase the safety of your older vehicle. It’s important to purchase 360-degree camera systems from a reputable supplier and ensure it is fitted or installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
For more information on how to make your car safer with reversing cameras or to purchase high quality safety equipment from a trusted Australian supplier, get in touch with Safety Dave today. Safety is our passion, and we spend countless hours sourcing and developing the best safety products so that they are accessible to everyone. Browse our reversing cameras, or find a quality defibrillator for sale online at Safety Dave now. To speak with a friendly team member give us a call on 1800 072 338 or enquire online today.