Peugeot hosts reversing challenge to demo Surround Rear Vision technology04 June 2019

Peugeot has hosted a challenge for six tradesmen to demonstrate the benefits of its Surround Rear Vision technology, available on the new Partner van.

Competing in teams of two, the electricians, plumbers and carpenters had to negotiate a special course – in reverse – using the on-board technology to avoid building materials placed around the route.

Drivers were timed, but the emphasis was on precision as every mistake resulted in a 20-second penalty.

The Surround Rear Vision system has two cameras, one located at the base of the passenger side door mirror and the other at the top of the rear panel doors. Footage is relayed to a digital screen for the driver, replacing the conventional rear view mirror.

The electricians won the challenge – click the link below to see a video of the event.

The new Partner van comes with four trim options: Surround Rear Vision is standard on the Asphalt trim and is an optional feature on the other three.

The technology was developed to boost rear-view visibility for drivers; according to DfT figures, almost 10% of van-related accidents occur when reversing or parking.

David Peel, managing director of Peugeot UK, said that while the challenge was intended to be fun, it also highlighted the benefits of the safety technology.

“More than three vans a day are involved in a parking or reversing accident, costing businesses time and money. Our Surround Rear Vision technology will undoubtedly reduce that figure as drivers have a far better view of their surroundings,” he said.

Laura Cork

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