When shifting into reverse gear (and up to approximately 5 seconds after shifting into another gear), the camera 1 placed next to the lights transmits a view of the rear surroundings of the vehicle to the multifunction screen 2.
This system is initially used with the aid of several gauges (mobile for trajectory and fixed for distance). When the red zone is reached, use the bumper image to stop accurately.
- ensure that the reversing camera is not obscured (dirt, mud, snow, etc.);
- Depending on the vehicle, certain settings can be adjusted from the multifunction screen 2. Refer to the handbook for the equipment.
This function is an additional aid. It cannot, therefore, under any circumstances replace the vigilance or the responsibility of the driver.
The driver should always be ready for sudden incidents while driving: always ensure that there are no small, narrow moving obstacles (such as a child, animal, pushchair, bicycle, stone, post, etc.) in the blind spot when manoeuvring.
Dynamic gauge 3 (depending on the vehicle)
This is shown in blue on the multifunction screen 2. It indicates the vehicle trajectory according to the position of the steering wheel.
Static guide line 4:
The fixed clearance gauge comprises coloured markers A, B and C, indicating the distance behind the vehicle:
- A (red) approximately 30 centimetres from the vehicle;
- B (yellow) approximately 70 centimetres from the vehicle;
- C (green) approximately 150 centimetres from the vehicle.
This gauge remains fixed and indicates the vehicle trajectory if the wheels are in line with the vehicle.
The multifunction screen shows a reverse mirror image.
The frames are a representation projected onto flat ground; this information must not be taken into account when superimposed on a vertical object or an object on the ground.
Objects displayed on the edge of the multifunction screen may appear distorted.
In very bright light (snow, vehicle in sunshine etc.), the camera vision may be adversely affected.
If the boot is open or poorly closed, the message “BOOT OPEN” appears and, depending on the vehicle, the camera display disappears.