A client from Mechanicsville recently visited Extreme Audio with his 2016 Volvo XC60 to inquire about our European vehicle backup safety solutions. Though Volvos are well known for being leaders in safety technology, this particular SUV doesn’t include backup sensors or a backup camera. The client was concerned about running over something while parking and wanted a camera system. After some research, we found a solution from NAV-TV that would add the functionality the client was after.
Factory Radio Camera Integration
The NAV-TV GVIF-Volvo interface (part number NTV-KIT805) adds a video camera input to select 2015 and 2016 Volvo vehicles with their 7-inch media screen. The interface communicates with the vehicle CAN-Bus to recognize when the transmission is in reverse and automatically display the camera image on the factory infotainment system screen. Additionally, information from the steering wheel angle sensor adjusts parking lines that the system overlays on the backup camera image. These guidelines help make it easier to position the vehicle when backing up.
Volvo XC60 Backup Camera System
After we connected the NAV-TV interface to the factory radio, we set to work running the cabling through the vehicle and into the tailgate. Routing the wiring so that it remains out of sight and properly protected when opening and closing the tailgate takes some planning and time.
We mounted a Rydeen CM-DUO camera just to the right of the rear license plate on the Volvo. The compact camera is designed for surface-mount installations and includes a high-quality image sensor that is angled to ensure that the entire area behind the vehicle is visible.
European Vehicle Backup Safety Solutions
Whether you drive a Volvo, BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz or Porsche, Extreme Audio near Richmond carries a variety of backup camera and parking sensor options. In most cases, we can source a computer module from companies like NAV-TV to feed the camera image into the factory radio screen in the dash. If your vehicle doesn’t have a color display, don’t despair. We also carry a variety of replacement rearview mirrors with integrated LCD screens. Front and rear parking sensors and lane departure warning systems are also popular upgrades for European vehicles.
Let Extreme Audio Add Safety to Your European Vehicle
With the camera system installed and the system functionality tested, it was time for the client to return to Extreme Audio to pick up his vehicle. We explained how the camera system worked and gave him a demonstration. He was happy with the performance and impressed with our tidy installation. Drop by Extreme Audio in Mechanicsville or Midlothian to learn more about our European vehicle backup safety solutions. For more information, give our store nearest to you a call or send us an e-mail using our contact page.