Chevrolet has worked hard at improving the way parents can avoid situations where summer moments become tragic incidents. School is out as well as the kids; it is important to keep a close eye on the roads! Studies show that, on average, there are 210 fatalities and 15,000 injuries a year caused by backover crashes.
“The majority of backover incidents are caused by the driver not being able to see their immediate surroundings,” says Rondell Burge, researcher of driver behavior, Chevrolet. “When you hear about backover or frontover incidents involving parents or grandparents and their little ones, your heart sinks. It’s personal and at Chevy we want to help drivers see as much of their environment as possible to help them avoid the unthinkable. That’s where Surround Vision can help.”
The technology uses four cameras: the standard Rear Vision Camera, a forward-looking camera in the front grille and two side-looking cameras under each side mirror. When drivers shift into reverse, the bird’s-eye view is displayed on the center stack instrument panel, alongside an image from the forward- or rear-looking camera, providing the driver with multiple views of the immediate area.
It is important to remember to stay safe and not use safety features as a substitute for checking all surroundings. Drive safe and have fun!