Notes on reversing camera
We recommend that you practise parking with the reversing camera in a quiet location (car park or similar) in order to become familiar with the system, including the orientation lines and all the other features. Ideally, the weather and light conditions should be good.
Vehicles or other objects shown in the MMI display appear to be further away or closer, if:
• you are reversing from a horizontal surface up a gradient or down a hill,
• you are reversing towards protruding objects,
• the vehicle has been loaded with a greater load on the rear.
The accuracy of the orientation lines and the blue area markings decreases if:
• the reversing camera does not provide a reliable image, e.g. if visibility is poor or the lens is dirty,
• the sun is so dazzling that you cannot see the image on the display screen.
How to clean the lens of the reversing camera:
• Moisten the lens using a commercially available, alcohol-based glass cleaning
agent and clean the lens with a dry cloth.
• Remove snow using a small brush.
• If possible, use de-icing spray to remove any ice
• Even when using the reversing camera, the driver must still keep a close
watch on the area behind the vehicle and use the mirrors.
• For technical reasons, the reversing camera cannot show the complete area behind the vehicle,. It is particularly important to ensure that there are no small children or animals near the vehicle, as the reversing camera may not always be able to detect them (accident risk).
• The parking aid cannot replace the full concentration of the driver. The driver is always responsible for safety during parking and other manoeuvres. Always keep a close watch on the area around the vehicle.
• Do not allow the camera images in the MMI display to distract you from watching the traffic.
• When parking or manoeuvring do not rely solely on the MMI display. Some objects (e.g. narrow posts or bars) may - due to the resolution of the display screen - not be displayed in a satisfactory manner or may not be displayed at all.
• Only use the reversing camera to assist you if it is supplying you with a good and clear picture. The quality of the picture could be impaired by adverse light, dirt on the lens or a defect (accident risk).
• If the MMI display is switched on and the picture is obscured or the area behind the vehicle is not visible (e.g. due to a dirty or defective lens) you must not use the reversing camera to assist you when manoeuvring (accident risk).
• The reversing camera produces two-dimensional images.
Please remember that ridges in the ground, parts protruding on other vehicles or fixed objects jutting out are all more difficult to detect on the MMI display screen due to a lack of spatial depth. In some cases it may not be possible to detect them at all.
• For safety reasons, you should not use the system if the position and installation angle of the camera have been changed, e.g.
in a rear-end collision. Have it checked by a qualified workshop.
• Only use the reversing camera when the boot lid is completely closed. Please make sure that there are no objects mounted to the rear end of the vehicle which could block the view of the reversing camera.
• Never remove snow and ice from the lens of the reversing camera using warm
or hot water - danger of cracks appearing on the lens.
• Never use abrasive cleaning agents on the lens.