How does the RAM 360-degree surround view camera work?
The 360-degree surround view camera is a thing of beauty for RAM trucks. It lets you see a bird’s eye view of your truck so that you can expertly maneuver around obstacles and have a greater awareness of your surroundings. How does the RAM 360-degree surround view camera work? We can provide some answers and give you an in-depth look at this innovative system.
What is a 360-degree surround view camera?
Its name is actually a little deceptive. The 360-degree surround view camera implies that there is just one camera in the system, but in reality, the 360-degree view camera system employs four cameras. It utilizes your backup camera along with a camera in your front grille and one under each of your side mirrors.
By utilizing four cameras, the system has a full view of your truck’s immediate surroundings. Instead of just presenting you the raw camera views, which could be confusing at best, the system goes a step further and actually processes the feeds and stitches them together to make the views contiguous. Afterward, it puts a representation of your truck in the center and suddenly it looks like you have a view from a camera somehow mounted 20 feet above your truck.
What RAM models are getting the 360-degree surround view camera?
The 360-degree surround view camera is available on the 2019 Ram 1500. To get it, you have to opt for the Advanced Safety Group package. This package is available on the Sport, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and the top Limited trim.
The Advanced Safety Group package also adds a lot of other features including advanced brake assist, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, parallel & perpendicular park assist, and more. You get all of these great features and the surround view camera for an additional $2,300 on the MSRP.
Not to be left out, the all-new 2019 RAM 2500 and 3500 will also be getting this wonderful feature. As these are still unreleased models, we can’t say for sure which trims will get them. We do know that it will be available, and it will be included on the Power Wagon. Beyond that, we expect it to be offered much like it is on the 2019 RAM 1500.