Surround view camera

How this technology works

Surround view cameras display areas around your vehicle while you’re stopped or when you’re driving slowly. The system displays the monitoring area on a screen in front of you.


The system automatically turns on when you move the vehicle from a parked position. You can switch off the display or change the display settings depending on your preferences.

Other names for this technology

  • 360° camera
  • 360° View Monitor
  • Bird's eye view camera
  • Intelligent Around View Monitor
  • Multi-terrain Monitor
  • Surround view system
  • Surround Vision
  • Top View Camera System
  • Wide Front View & Side Monitor

A screen on a vehicle’s dashboard shows an aerial view of the vehicle.

Things for drivers to keep in mind

  • The area around your vehicle that the system displays can vary
  • Most of these systems don't alert you if there's an obstacle to avoid
  • There may be blind spots or image distortions where the camera views are combined so that pedestrians, cyclists or other objects aren't shown in the display
  • Conditions such as rain, darkness, glare, or dirt on the camera can make it hard for you to see
  • These systems are more effective if you drive slowly (less than 3 km/h) so you have enough time to react if you see an obstacle in the display
  • The effectiveness of surround view cameras also depends on your driving habits
    • Looking over your shoulder and checking the display image and mirrors frequently improves your chances of detecting obstacles
  • You should read your owner's manual to learn about your vehicle's system, including its capabilities and limits