Your vehicle can be equipped with a feature that gives you a complete view all around it, as well as providing cross traffic in front and behind.
As a matter of fact, the camera image allows the driver to see a top-down view of the surrounding area outside the vehicle, including blind spots.
The 360 degree camera with split-view display uses cameras mounted in the front grill, tailgate handle and side view mirrors, to give you a continuous view of everything around you. This can be helpful in parking maneuvers, such as centering in a parking space, viewing nearby obstacles, and parallel parking, for instance.
F-150 trims with 360-degree camera
The thirteenth generation of Ford F-150 comes equipped with 360-degree camera as standard only on Limited variant. But you can get this feature on Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Raptor trims, when you opt for Technology package.
How much does it cost?
The Technology package itself isn’t very expensive, it costs around $1,100 – but to avail this package you must also get 502A Luxury package, which can be pricey, costs around $6,000. So, in total it will set you back around $7,000. With luxury package you get features like Chrome Appearance Package, B&O PLAY Premium Audio System, Reverse Sensing System, Blind-Spot Monitoring with Cross-Traffic Alert and Trailer Tow Monitoring.
Optional (with Technology package)
- King Ranch
How to use 360-degree camera
The front camera provides a 180 degree view of the area in front and around tight corners. Side-view cameras show the area to the side of the vehicle, and is part of the 360-degree front and rear views, and the rear camera provides images from the back.
There are six camera views to choose from, three front views and three rear views.
How to change view
You can change views by pressing the camera button on the touch screen when either in Park, Neutral, or Drive.
Front 360 plus normal view, displays a normal front view on the left side of the screen and a 360 degree image on the right.
Front normal view provides a full image of what is directly in front of the vehicle.
Front split view gives you an extended 180-degree front view.
Likewise, when shifted into reverse, you’ll get a rear 360 plus normal view which contains the normal rear camera view next to a 360 degree view and rear normal view. That provides an image of what is directly behind the vehicle and could be accessed by pressing the camera button from the rear 360 plus normal screen.
For a closer look at what’s behind your vehicle while in either mode, you can use the zoom button on the touchscreen and rear split view gives you a wide 180 degree image of what is behind the vehicle.
There are also three additional views available, center high mountain stop lamp view, customer placed trailer camera view, and trailer reverse guidance.