Nissan announced today that its 2012 Rogue is one of the very first vehicles in its class to offer a Around View Monitor that helps drivers maneuver into parking spaces with more ease Available as a part of the optional Rogue SL Package, the crossovers is the first non-luxury vehicle in the U.S. to offer the Around View Monitor feature.
“More driver’s license tests have probably been failed due to the applicant’s inability to parallel park than any other task,” said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc. “It’s anxiety provoking at best, and risks damage to a vehicle and surrounding property at its worst. Around View Monitor now comes to Rogue drivers’ rescue.”
Like in the Infiniti luxury vehicles, the 2012 Nissan Rogue‘s Around View Monitor use four small superwide-angle cameras – mounted on the front, side mirrors and rear of the vehicle – to provide a virtual 360° view of objects around the vehicle, helping the driver maneuver it in tight spots. The system converts image data taken by the four cameras to create and display the virtual image of the vehicle from above – it’s one of the coolest features we’ve come across in Infinitis and BMWs.
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– By: Omar Rana