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Vauxhall rids new Combo of blind spots

Vauxhall has announced the brand-new Surround Rear Vision camera system for the Combo Cargo as part of the Parking Pack, designed to remove dangerous blind spots using a pair of cameras.

The parking pack, including the Surround Rear Vision camera, is available from £666.67 +VAT
The parking pack, including the Surround Rear Vision camera, is available from £666.67 +VAT

The system provides all-round visibility and is designed to help drivers safely turn and manoeuvre the van.

Not only does the Surround Rear Vision camera system greatly improve visibility to the rear, but also in the area of the blind spot on the passenger side. Vauxhall says the technology is particularly useful in preventing potential accidents with cyclists and pedestrians when turning left.

The new security feature combines two cameras that provide a range of views to the rear and to the side. 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 5-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 allows the driver to safely turn left or the side of the vehicle is clear, preventing a potential accident.

The Parking Pack 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.

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Written by Jonathan Musk

Jonathan turned to motoring journalism in 2013 having founded, edited and produced Autovolt - one of the UK's leading electric car publications. He has also written and produced books on both Ferrari and Hispano-Suiza, while working as an international graphic designer for the past 15 years. As the automotive industry moves towards electrification, Jonathan brings a near-unrivalled knowledge of EVs and hybrids to Fleet World Group.

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