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BMW 3: Without Surround View: rearview camera

BMW 3 Series G20 (2018-2023) Owners Manual / Driver assistance systems / Without Surround View: rearview camera

Concept

The rearview camera provides assistance in parking and maneuvering backwards. The area behind the vehicle is shown on the Control Display.

Safety information

Warning The system cannot serve as a substitute for the driver's personal judgment in assessing the traffic conditions. There is a risk of accident.

Adjust driving style to traffic conditions. Watch traffic and vehicle surroundings closely and actively intervene where appropriate.

Overview

Depending on the vehicle equipment: button in the vehicle

Driver assistance systems

Park assistance button

Camera

Driver assistance systems

The camera lens is located in the handle of the trunk lid.

The image quality may be impaired by dirt. If necessary, clean the camera lens.

Switching on/off

Switching on automatically

The system is switched on automatically if selector lever position R is engaged when the engine is running.

Automatic deactivation during forward travel

The system switches off when a certain driving distance or speed is exceeded.

Switch the system back on, if needed.

Depending on the vehicle equipment: switching on/off manually

Press the park assistance button.

  • On: the LED lights up.
  • Off: the LED goes out.

The parking assistance functions are shown on the Control Display.

Switching the view via iDrive

If the rearview camera view is not displayed, change the view via iDrive:

1. If necessary, tilt the controller to the side.

2. "Rear view camera".

The rearview camera image is displayed.

Functional requirements

  • The rearview camera is switched on.
  • The trunk lid is fully closed.
  • Keep the recording range of the camera clear. Protruding cargo or carrier systems and trailers that are not connected to a trailer power socket can restrict the visibility range of the camera.

Assistance functions

General information

More than one assistance function can be active at the same time.

The assistance functions can be manually activated.

1. Move the Controller to the right, if needed.

2. With corresponding equipment: "Camera image".

3.

  • "Parking aid lines".

    Pathway lines and turning radius lines are displayed.

  • "Obstacle mark.".

    Depending on the vehicle equipment, the obstacles detected by PDC Park Distance Control are displayed by markings.

Parking aid lines

Pathway lines

Driver assistance systems

Pathway lines help you to estimate the space required when parking and maneuvering on level roads.

Pathway lines depend on the steering angle and are continuously adjusted to the steering wheel movements.

Turning radius lines

Driver assistance systems

Turning radius lines can only be superimposed on the camera image together with pathway lines.

Turning radius lines show the course of the smallest possible turning radius on a level road.

Only one turning radius line is displayed after the steering wheel is turned past a certain angle.

Parking using pathway and turning radius lines

1. Position the vehicle so that the red turning radius line leads to within the limits of the parking space.

2. Turn the steering wheel to the point where the green pathway line covers the corresponding turning radius line.

Obstacle marking

Driver assistance systems

Depending on the vehicle equipment, obstacles behind the vehicle are detected by the PDC Park Distance Control sensors.

Obstacle markings can be faded into the image of the rearview camera.

The colored thresholds of the obstacle markings match the markings of the PDC Park Distance Control.

Setting brightness and contrast via iDrive

With the rearview camera switched on:

1. Move the Controller to the right, if needed.

2. "Camera image".

3.

  • "Brightness"
  • "Contrast"

4. Set the desired value.

System limits

Deactivated camera

If the camera is deactivated, for instance if the trunk lid is open, the camera image is displayed hatched in gray.

Detection of objects

Very low obstacles as well as high, protruding objects such as ledges may not be detected by the system.

Depending on the vehicle equipment, some assistance functions also consider data from the PDC Park Distance Control.

Follow the notes in the PDC Park Distance Control chapter.

The objects displayed on the Control Display may be closer than they appear. Do not estimate the distance from the objects on the display.

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