Aftermarket supplier Broadmotion this week announced an expanded range of Ford F-Series pickups with which the company’s 360o Vision “birds-eye view” camera system would be compatible. According to a release, the 360o Vision system can now be installed on any Ford F-Series from model years 2004 and up – assuming they have a compatible display screen.
Such systems work by utilizing four individual wide-angle cameras, one per side of the vehicle, and “stitching” together each of the video feeds into a single, top-down stream. The Brandmotion 360o Vision system places cameras below each of the door mirrors, as well as one mounted flush with the front bumper, and one incorporated into the tailgate handle. While many 2004 and newer Ford F-Series pickups at least incorporated a rear-view camera, a 2015 Vehicle Rear Vision Market Study conducted by the company found that plenty of F-Series trims didn’t offer even that.
Says Brandmotion President and Founder Jeff Varick: “This was a very important step for us. Our mission has always been to provide drivers with enhanced safety and convenience systems on the aftermarket side, yet ensure that they are tightly and seamlessly integrated into the factory functionality of the vehicle’s existing components.
“Ours is not the first 360-degree system on the market, but it is one of the best in delivering a factory experience, from the matching OEM-grade wiring harnesses to the ergonomic ease of use.”