Toyota continually works to create a more convenient driving experience by including high-tech features, such as the Bird's Eye View camera. This technology gives you a 360-degree view of your vehicle to help with parking or leaving a parking spot. Lake Charles Toyota is anxious to tell you more about this ingenious feature, so here's how it works and its benefits.
There is a handful of cameras on the front, rear, and side of the vehicle that combine to create a 360-degree view. First, to use this feature, initiate the Parking Assist function and make sure you are parked, as this feature does not work when the vehicle is in motion. Then, press the Bird's Eye View camera button found on the dash. Once turned on, you'll see an all-encompassing view of your vehicle on the infotainment screen.
The view will continually spin until you push the pause button on the screen. You can even change the view to see your car from the inside out, as if the vehicle is transparent, giving you a closer look at your surroundings. When you put the vehicle in reverse, the screen will split down the middle with one side being your standard backup camera and the other side being the Bird's Eye View camera.
There are several benefits to using the Bird's Eye View camera technology. For starters, you're given a clear look at what surrounds your vehicles, whether it be objects or other cars parked near you. This feature is particularly useful when in a crowded parking lot or trying to maneuver a larger Toyota SUV out of a parking spot.
When you have the dynamic gridlines activated while using the Bird's Eye View camera, you will see exactly where the vehicle will go once you start moving. It even gives you a notice of where the vehicle will swing out when you have the wheels turned, preventing an unwanted collision with obstacles or other cars parked next to you.
Visit our dealership in Lake Charles to learn more about the innovative Bird's Eye View camera technology and its many upsides.