October 15, 2007
Nissan to introduce world’s first Around View Monitor
Nissan Around View Monitor.
Tokyo, Japan – Nissan has announced it will introduce the world’s first Around View Monitor, which it says offers the driver a bird’s-eye view of the vehicle and its surroundings in real time. It will be offered first in Japan on the new Elgrand, scheduled for introduction at the end of October, and then in the U.S. on the all-new Infiniti EX35, to be launched this December.
The system uses four 180-degree, high-resolution cameras mounted on the front, sides and rear of the vehicle, and synthesizes an image of the vehicle and its surroundings on a screen.
The screen alternates front and rear views according to the gear shift; the driver has the option to choose between the top and side views. The system also includes a beeping alert the closer the vehicle approaches a fixed obstacle.