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360 camera (surround view)

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class / Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owners Manual / Driving and parking / Driving systems / 360 camera (surround view)

Important safety notes

The 360 camera is only an aid. It is not a replacement for your attention to your immediate surroundings. You are always responsible for safe maneuvering and parking. When maneuvering or parking, make sure that there are no persons, animals or objects in the area in which you are maneuvering.

The 360 camera may show a distorted view of obstacles, show them incorrectly or not at all. It cannot show objects in the following areas:
under the front bumper very close to the front bumper very close to the rear bumper under the rear bumper in close range above the handle on the trunk lid
very close to the exterior mirrors

You are always responsible for safety, and must always pay attention to your surroundings when parking and maneuvering. This applies to the areas behind, in front of and beside the vehicle. You could otherwise endanger yourself and others.

The rear view camera will not function or will function in a limited manner: if the doors are open if the exterior mirrors are folded in if the trunk lid is open in heavy rain, snow or fog at night or in very dark places if the cameras are exposed to very bright light
if the area is lit by fluorescent light or LED lighting (the display may flicker) if you exit a heated garage in winter, resulting in a rapid change in temperature if the camera lenses are dirty or covered if the vehicle components in which the cameras are installed are damaged. In this event, have the camera position and setting checked at a qualified specialist workshop.

Do not use the 360 camera in this case. You can otherwise injure others or cause damage to objects or the vehicle.

The 360 camera is a system consisting of four cameras.

The system analyzes images from the following cameras:
Rear view camera Front camera Two cameras in the exterior rear view mirrors

The cameras capture the immediate surroundings of the vehicle. The system supports you, e.g. when parking or if vision is restricted at an exit.

The 360 camera images can be shown in full screen mode or in seven different split-screen views on the COMAND display. A split-screen view also includes a top view of the vehicle.

This view is calculated from the data supplied by the installed cameras (virtual camera).

The seven split-screen views are: top view and picture from the rear view camera (130 viewing angle) top view and picture from the front camera (without displaying the maximum steering wheel angle)
top view and enlarged rear view top view and enlarged front view top view and trailer view (vehicles with trailer tow hitch)
top view and pictures from the rearward facing mirror cameras (rear wheel view) top view and pictures from the forward facing mirror cameras (front wheel view)

The top view and trailer view are available for vehicles equipped with a trailer tow hitch.

When the function is active and you shift the transmission from position D or R to N, you see the previous view in the COMAND display. The dynamic guidelines are hidden.

When you change between transmission positions D and R, you see the previously selected front or rear view.

Activation conditions

The 360 camera image can be displayed if: your vehicle is equipped with a 360 camera
COMAND is switched on, see the separate COMAND operating instructions the 360 camera function is activated

Activating the 360 camera using the SYS button

Press and hold the longer button for
longer than 2 seconds, see the separate COMAND operating instructions.

Depending on whether position D or R is engaged, the following is shown: full screen display with the image from the front camera
full screen display with the image from the rear camera

Activating the 360 camera with COMAND

Press the separate button, see the
separate COMAND operating instructions.

Select System by turning COMAND controller and press  to the
COMAND controller and press confirm. to
confirm.

Select 360 camera and press confirm. to
confirm.

Depending on whether position D or R is engaged, the following is shown: a split screen with top view and the image from the front camera or a split screen with top view and the image from the rear view camera

For further information about the COMAND Controller, see the separate COMAND operating instructions.

Activating the 360 camera using reverse gear

The 360 camera images can be automatically displayed by engaging reverse gear.

Make sure that the SmartKey is in position 2 in the ignition lock.

Make sure that the Activation by R gear setting is active in COMAND, see the separate COMAND operating instructions.

To show the 360 camera image: engage reverse gear.

The COMAND display shows the area behind the vehicle in split screen: vehicle with guide lines top view of the vehicle

Selecting the split-screen and full screen displays

To switch between split screen views: switch to the line with the vehicle icons by sliding ■ Turn  the COMAND controller and the COMAND controller.


Turn select one of the vehicle symbols. the COMAND controller and
select one of the vehicle symbols.

To switch to full screen mode: select Full screen by turning COMAND controller and press  to the
COMAND controller and press confirm. to
confirm.

Displays in the COMAND display

Important safety notes

Objects not at ground level may appear to be further away than they actually are, e.g.: the bumper of a parked vehicle the drawbar of a trailer the ball coupling of a trailer tow hitch the rear section of an HGV a slanted post Use the guidelines only for orientation.

Approach objects no further than the bottom-most guideline.

Top view with picture from the rear view camera

1 Symbol for the split screen setting with


1 Symbol for the split screen setting with top view and rear view camera image 2 Yellow guide line at a distance of approximately 13 ft (4.0 m) from the rear of the vehicle
3 Yellow guide line for the vehicle width including the exterior mirrors, for current steering wheel angle (dynamic) 4 Yellow lane marking tires at current steering wheel angle (dynamic)

5 Yellow guide line at a distance of


5 Yellow guide line at a distance of approximately 3 ft (1.0 m) from the rear of the vehicle
6 Vehicle center axle (marker assistance) 7 Red guide line at a distance of approximately 12 in (0.30 m) from the rear of the vehicle
8 Bumper

The guide lines are shown when the transmission is in position R.

The distance specifications only apply to objects that are at ground level.

Top view with picture from the front camera

1 Symbol for the split screen setting with


1 Symbol for the split screen setting with top view and front camera image 2 Yellow guide line at a distance of approximately 13 ft (4.0m) from the front of the vehicle
3 Yellow guide line for the vehicle width including the exterior mirrors, for current steering wheel angle (dynamic) 4 Yellow lane marking tires at current steering wheel angle (dynamic) 5 Yellow guide line at a distance of approximately 3 ft (1.0m) from the front of the vehicle
6 Red guide line at a distance of approximately 12 in (0.30 m) from the front of the vehicle

Top view and enlarged rear view

1 Symbol for the split screen setting with


1 Symbol for the split screen setting with top view and rear view camera image enlarged
2 Red guide line at a distance of approximately 12 in (0.30 m) from the rear of the vehicle

This view assists you in estimating the distance to the vehicle behind you.

 This setting can also be selected as an enlarged front view.

Top view with picture from the mirror camera

1 Symbol for the top view and forwardfacing


1 Symbol for the top view and forwardfacing mirror camera setting
2 Yellow guide line for the vehicle width including the exterior mirrors (right side of vehicle)
3 Yellow guide line for the vehicle width including the exterior mirrors (left side of vehicle)

Top view with trailer view

1 Symbol for the trailer view setting


1 Symbol for the trailer view setting 2 Trailer drawbar marker assistant 3 Red guide line at a distance of approximately 12 in (0.30 m) from the ball coupling

Display with the PARKTRONIC display

Example: full screen mode with PARKTRONIC


Example: full screen mode with PARKTRONIC display

1 Symbol for the full screen setting with rear view camera image If the vehicle is equipped with PARKTRONIC and the function is active  , warning displays 2 in the COMAND display are also active or light up accordingly.

PARKTRONIC appears:
in split screen view as red or yellow brackets around the vehicle icon in the top view, or
in the full screen view, on the right-hand side at the bottom as red or yellow brackets around the vehicle icon

The full screen display can also be selected as front view.

Exiting 360 camera display mode

As soon as your vehicle exceeds a speed of 19 mph (30 km/h) with the function activated, the function switches off. The COMAND display switches back to the previously selected view. You can also switch the display by selecting the in the symbol
in the display and pressing controller. the COMAND
controller.

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