December 15, 2019

No blind spots for Vauxhall’s new Combo

To enhance safety for drivers and other road users, Vauxhall has announced the brand-new Surround Rear Vision camera system for the Combo Cargo.

Vauxhall says the system is the perfect partner in dense urban traffic, providing all-round visibility and helping drivers to safely turn and manoeuvre the van.

As well as improving visibility to the rear, the Surround Rear Vision camera also eliminates the area of blind spot on the passenger side. The technology is particularly useful in preventing potential accidents with cyclists and pedestrians when turning left.

The new security feature combines two cameras: the first camera is mounted above the rear doors, overlooking the area behind the vehicle. When reversing and parking, its display is shown on a dedicated five-inch screen. The driver can also switch between a close and a wider rear view. The wider rear view can also be shown when driving forwards, displaying a distance of four to over 30 metres behind the Combo Cargo.

The second camera is located under the passenger-side mirror of the Combo Cargo and shows the passenger view towards the rear. By switching to the display via the touchscreen, the driver can see whether cyclists or pedestrians are in what would normally be the blind spot.

This new feature is part of Vauxhall’s Parking Pack, which also consists of front and rear parking distance sensors, power-folding door mirrors, front fog lights and ultrasonic side sensors. The parking pack, including the Surround Rear Vision camera, is available from £666.67 +VAT.