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Rear View Camera & Area View

Rear View Camera

See behind your car with a camera in your boot

Image of a Rear View Camera on the dashboard

Our rear view camera lets you spot any obstacles behind your car - even moving ones - quickly and easily, thanks to the camera built into the boot.

The camera starts working as soon as you put your car into reverse gear. It shows the area behind your car on your radio or radio navigation system display offering you a clear reversing image with easy-to-follow guidelines. Superimposed graphic lines guide you to the optimal steering lock, guaranteeing fuss-free, smooth parking.

Using the rear view camera means you'll be able to manoeuvre quickly and easily, even into the most difficult parking space. It also alerts you to low-down obstacles which parking sensors cannot always detect. The reversing camera is also a great help when you're hitching up a trailer.

For more information watch our rear view camera video

Area View

Keep an eye on everything from the driver's seat.

Diagram of the Area View Camera in action

Area View enables the new Passat and Touareg drivers to see the entire area surrounding their vehicle. It offers a number of views, which you can select according to the specific traffic situation and the action you intend to take.

The all-round birds eye view of the area around the vehicle is provided by four cameras, which are discreetly integrated into the vehicle. The front camera is located in the radiator grille, the rear camera is fitted in the handle of the tailgate and the side cameras are accommodated in the side mirrors. The wide-angle cameras capture the entire area around the vehicle so that now the driver can even see into the "blind-spot".

In the bird's eye view, touch operation can be used to select the four cameras to give detail views of the areas in front of, behind and to the left and right of the vehicle.

With Area View, you can "see around corners". For example, when driving forwards out of a parking space or an exit you can see pedestrians and cyclists coming from the side. The cameras will show you other road users on the display of the radio navigation system before you can see them.

In the front view mode, there is a choice between the above, split view, the sole front view (one perspective) as well as the front view with help lines for parking.

In addition, Area View can be used for manoeuvres such as attaching trailers. The trailer view provides a line on the camera image which accurately guides the driver up to the trailer hitch.

For more information watch our Area View video

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