Audi has always been a leader in advancements – but don’t get me wrong, the rear view camera system is not new technology; it is however, without fault. Your Audi may not be able to park itself yet, (thank goodness) but you will have the best supporting system to keep you, your family and your car safe. The rear view camera in the Audi is neatly tucked away where it can’t be obstructed or damaged, making this system maintanence free and very helpful in tight spots.
To engage the camera you simply have to put the vehicle in reverse; it will then turn off when you go into drive. When I learned to drive and parallel park I never had a camara to help me, so I can’t help but to look over my shoulder. I have become pretty confident parking cars in tight spaces because working at the Portland Audi dealer there is no room for mistakes. This little camera has been a real help. There is no doubt in my mind we are only seeing the infantile stages of camera technologies in Audis. If we are this advanced now, the I can only imagine what the future holds.
The rear view camera system is available on all 2009 models sold in North America, except for the A3.