Go Back  MBWorld.org Forums > Mercedes-Benz Sedans > C Class (W205)
Now I know why everyone wants the 360 camera! >

Now I know why everyone wants the 360 camera!

Notices
C Class (W205) C 180 BlueTec,C 200 BlueTec,C 220 BlueTec,C 220 BlueTec BlueEfficiency,C 250 BlueTec,C 300 BlueTec Hybridplus,C 180,C 180 BlueEfficiency,C 200,C 250,C 300,C 400 Plug-in Hybrid,C 400

Now I know why everyone wants the 360 camera!

 
Old 08-06-2015, 08:52 PM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: South Florida
Posts: 197
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
C300 4Matic
Now I know why everyone wants the 360 camera!

Just found this video review of the 360 degree camera and have to admit it's pretty sweet. I had never seen it in action and I have to say I was quite impressed at this technology.


Perhaps next a drone will launch from the trunk hover over the car beaming a video image onto your dash to aide in parking and finding a parking spot. Don't count it out! I predict 2018 s class to have it as an option.
dnice-1 is offline  
Old 08-06-2015, 09:24 PM
  #2  
Super Moderator
 
Glyn M Ruck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Llandudno, Cape Town, South Africa
Posts: 19,903
Liked 86 Times in 70 Posts
late 2009 CLK 350 Coupe Elegance, '65 Jaguar S Type wires
Yes ~ the 360 is great!
Glyn M Ruck is offline  
Old 08-06-2015, 09:44 PM
  #3  
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 104
Liked 10 Times in 8 Posts
2018 E400W4 Sedan Luxury Trim
I've driven other cars with 360 and it's incredibly helpful. Unfortunately I don't even hear the rearview cam on mine
LAC300 is offline  
Old 08-06-2015, 10:01 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Waterloo, Ontario Canada
Posts: 404
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
2015 C300 4Matic Tenorite Grey with Sports and Premium1 packages, partial LED
That guy can't drive. It was painful watching him trying to park. The problem with technology is that sometimes people forget that the the side mirrors can be more efficient when backing up and the camera is to augment the information and not be the sole method.
cidtek is offline  
Old 08-06-2015, 10:03 PM
  #5  
Super Member
 
unr1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 554
Liked 37 Times in 31 Posts
.
almost fell asleep watching this. He could have condensed this video to 30 seconds and relayed the same amount of info.
unr1 is offline  
Old 08-06-2015, 10:49 PM
  #6  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: South Florida
Posts: 197
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
C300 4Matic
i agree a little drawn out but pretty cool is the two side view mirror cameras to see where you are in the lines - still didn't help this guy park very well he should have prob sprung for park assist instead!
dnice-1 is offline  
Old 08-06-2015, 10:55 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Waterloo, Ontario Canada
Posts: 404
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
2015 C300 4Matic Tenorite Grey with Sports and Premium1 packages, partial LED
Originally Posted by dnice-1 View Post
i agree a little drawn out but pretty cool is the two side view mirror cameras to see where you are in the lines - still didn't help this guy park very well he should have prob sprung for park assist instead!
If someone can't back into a spot like that without a technology assist then they should turn in their drivers license.
cidtek is offline  
Old 08-06-2015, 11:56 PM
  #8  
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 8
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2004 M3, 2014 535d
Originally Posted by cidtek View Post
If someone can't back into a spot like that without a technology assist then they should turn in their drivers license.
I said the same until I got used to a car that had one. Now I would hate to go back.

My dealer says the option is available for 2016 orders, however, there may be a slight delay in delivery.

I've also seen some people retrofit it, but the cost is unknown to me at the moment.
superM is offline  
Old 08-07-2015, 07:04 AM
  #9  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
MASSC450's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Mass
Posts: 1,525
Liked 85 Times in 79 Posts
2016 C450 AMG
Originally Posted by cidtek View Post

If someone can't back into a spot like that without a technology assist then they should turn in their drivers license.
I agree...I definitely can park my car faster the old fashion way.

I do wish though Mercedes included an audible component to the rear camera option. I found the audible "beeps" very helpful when backing into parking spaces with my Jeep Grand Cherokee...the beeps changing to a solid tone when I was close to an object.
MASSC450 is offline  
Old 08-07-2015, 04:33 PM
  #10  
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 91
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2018 GLC300 4Matic
Originally Posted by MASSC300 View Post
I agree...I definitely can park my car faster the old fashion way.

I do wish though Mercedes included an audible component to the rear camera option. I found the audible "beeps" very helpful when backing into parking spaces with my Jeep Grand Cherokee...the beeps changing to a solid tone when I was close to an object.
MASSC300, thats only available with Parktronic which I have. I do get the audible beeps and lights when I get close to objects.
madmax is offline  
Old 08-07-2015, 04:39 PM
  #11  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Waterloo, Ontario Canada
Posts: 404
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
2015 C300 4Matic Tenorite Grey with Sports and Premium1 packages, partial LED
I wish there was a simple after market product that installs cleanly and gave audible warnings of objects close to the front bumper as I seem to always think they are closer than they really are. I find the front hood has a vague sight line.
cidtek is offline  
Old 08-07-2015, 05:16 PM
  #12  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 348
Likes: 0
Liked 21 Times in 19 Posts
C class s205 250 bluetec executive line 4matic
Agree the 360 camera is great. I appreciate being able to check where the farm cats or chickens are as i reverse the car out of the barn... i am not joking chickens in particular seem incapable of getting out of the way of the car and currently i have a hen with 15 chicks a week old making sure they have got out of the way is much simpler with the 360 cam!
parkwood is online now  
Old 08-08-2015, 07:34 AM
  #13  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
MASSC450's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Mass
Posts: 1,525
Liked 85 Times in 79 Posts
2016 C450 AMG
Originally Posted by madmax View Post

MASSC300, thats only available with Parktronic which I have. I do get the audible beeps and lights when I get close to objects.
Oh I know...but I was about to pay an additional $1,000 for the audible component of the rear view camera option. IMO the audible part should have come standard...like on a bunch of the other brand cars.

MASSC450 is offline  
Old 08-08-2015, 09:18 AM
  #14  
zsh
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Sweden
Posts: 50
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2015 C 220 CDI
I hope his lacking parking "skills" were just to demonstrate the camera function, if not, then it was painful to watch those multiple attempts to park straight.
zsh is offline  
Old 08-09-2015, 02:31 PM
  #15  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: South Florida
Posts: 197
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
C300 4Matic
The Drone thats going to be an awesome option in the 2018 S Class! But if not, this thing is still pretty dang cool!

dnice-1 is offline  
Old 08-09-2015, 04:21 PM
  #16  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 348
Likes: 0
Liked 21 Times in 19 Posts
C class s205 250 bluetec executive line 4matic
Does anyone know if the car colour shown in the camera view is related to your car colour? I have an s205 in palladium silver and the car image is a nice mid grey.....would it be white if my car were white?
parkwood is online now  
Old 08-09-2015, 06:51 PM
  #17  
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Springfield,MA
Posts: 110
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
2016 Audi S3 prestige with all options
Originally Posted by cidtek View Post
If someone can't back into a spot like that without a technology assist then they should turn in their drivers license.
theres always some smart *** with a comment like this who doesnt have a clue what the camera system does to enhance the car. anyone can park their car. anyone can do it more easily with the around view system which is what its called in infinitis and where it actually has been for a long time and well worth it
digital_b is offline  
Old 08-09-2015, 08:57 PM
  #18  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Waterloo, Ontario Canada
Posts: 404
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
2015 C300 4Matic Tenorite Grey with Sports and Premium1 packages, partial LED
Originally Posted by digital_b View Post
theres always some smart *** with a comment like this who doesnt have a clue what the camera system does to enhance the car. anyone can park their car. anyone can do it more easily with the around view system which is what its called in infinitis and where it actually has been for a long time and well worth it
And there is always some smart *** who has nothing to say without making it personal. I never said there is anything wrong with technology - just saying people still need normal driving skills and know when to use them instead of becoming dependent and forgetting what mirrors are for.


And it clearly didn't help the guy in the video.
cidtek is offline  
Old 08-10-2015, 06:16 AM
  #19  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: UK
Posts: 24
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
C200
I Really can't see the attraction of a 360 degree camera, if you can't live/drive without one fine, but to me, just more electrical equipment to potentially go wrong when standard equipment does a more than adequate job.

Each to their own
Galahad is offline  
Old 08-11-2015, 02:43 PM
  #20  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: N.C. USA
Posts: 793
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
2015, ML250 BlueTEC
Camera color

Originally Posted by parkwood View Post
Does anyone know if the car colour shown in the camera view is related to your car colour? I have an s205 in palladium silver and the car image is a nice mid grey.....would it be white if my car were white?
Same color as your car.
greasykid is offline  
 

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Quick Reply: Now I know why everyone wants the 360 camera!


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: