Ford's split-view camera technology helps drivers see around corners


US-based automobile maker Ford is launching a new vehicle camera technology that can help drivers see around corners.

The new technology helps to reduce driver stress and potentially prevents accidents.

The new split-view camera displays a 180° view of the area in front of or behind a vehicle helping drivers see traffic and obstacles that enter the vehicle's path from the side.

"The new technology helps to reduce driver stress and potentially prevents accidents."

The split view, which uses real-time video feeds from 1MP wide-angle lens cameras in the grille and tailgate, has been introduced on the 2015 Ford Edge and 2016 Explorer in the US and China.

At a blind junction or exiting a driveway, the camera allows the driver to easily spot approaching vehicles, pedestrians or cyclists on the 8in screen equipped on the dashboard.

The split view is activated by the driver at the push of a button on the dashboard and it automatically shuts off when vehicle speed reaches 6.2mph.

A small telescopic jet washer is equipped to keep the front camera clean on every vehicle with split view, while Explorer also incorporates a washer for the rear camera.

The company also plans to make rear-view cameras standard on all of its North American light passenger vehicles by 2018, and front cameras available on a majority of its vehicles globally by volume by 2020.