Wide view front & side monitor

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Wide view front & side monitor

This system can display the wide view front monitor and the side monitor separately or at the same time.

The wide view front monitor uses a super− wide angle lens to display on screen the areas to the left and right of the vehicle and the blind spots to the front of the vehicle.

This system helps the driver check for approaching cars, bicycles and pedestrians when at intersections with poor visibility.

The side monitor uses a camera installed in the passenger’s side outside rear view mirror to display on screen the area to the front−right of the vehicle, helping the driver check this area.

CAUTION

When using the wide view front & side monitor system, observe these precautions to avoid an accident that could result in death or serious injuries.

Never depend solely on the monitor system.

Always check visually to confirm your intended path is clear.

Depicted distances between objects and flat surfaces differ from actual distances.

Do not use the system if the hood or the front passenger’s door is not completely closed.

The displayed image may be darker and moving images may be slightly distorted when the system is cold.

Do not use the system in the following cases:

On icy or slick road surfaces, or in snow.

When using tire chains or emergency tires.

On roads that are not flat or straight, such as curves or slopes.

NOTICE

If the front of the vehicle or the passenger side outside rear view mirror is hit, the camera’s position and mounting angle may change.

Contact your Lexus dealer.

As the camera has a water proof construction, do not detach, disassemble or modify it. This may cause incorrect operation.

If the temperature changes rapidly, such as when hot water is poured on the vehicle in cold weather, the system may not operate normally.

Do not strongly rub the camera lens. If the camera lens is scratched, it can not transmit a clear image.

Do not allow organic solvent, car wax, window cleaner or glass coat to adhere to the camera. If this happens, wipe it off as soon as possible.

When replacing the tires, please consult your Lexus dealer. If you replace the tires, the area displayed on the screen may change.

Even if an obstacle is no longer visible on the side monitor, do not turn the steering wheel further in the direction the vehicle is turning until the vehicle has moved completely past the obstacle. If the steering wheel is turned to full lock, the vehicle will turn in the smallest possible turning circle, and may collide with the obstacle.

When washing the vehicle, do not apply intensive bursts of water to the camera or camera area. Doing so may result in the camera malfunctioning.

INFORMATION

If the camera lens becomes dirty, it cannot transmit a clear image. If water droplets, snow, or mud adhere to the lens, rinse with water and wipe with a soft cloth. If the lens is extremely dirty, wash it with a mild cleanser and rinse.

Activating the wide view front & side monitor

To display the front or side view, push the wide view front & side monitor

To display the front or side view, push the wide view front & side monitor switch with the “ENGINE START STOP” switch in IGNITION ON mode and vehicle speed at 7 mph (12 km/h) or less.

INFORMATION

INFORMATION

If the wide view front & side monitor is switched to from the rear view monitor system, the icon display area will flash to inform the driver that the currently displayed area is the front and side. The icon display area will continue to flash until the screen is turned off.

Display

Wide view front & side monitor simultaneous display

Wide view front & side monitor simultaneous display

1. Wide view front monitor

2. Side monitor

Both the wide view front monitor and the side monitor are displayed on one screen.

When switching to the wide view front & side monitors this screen is displayed first, regardless of the screen mode.

Wide view front monitor

Wide view front monitor

The image from the front camera is displayed.

Use this monitor to help check the area in front of the vehicle for safety, for example in intersections with poor visibility.

Side monitor

Side monitor

The image from the side camera is displayed.

Use this monitor to help check the area to the passenger’s side of the vehicle, for example when taking off and stopping, when turning right, etc.

INFORMATION

The side monitor screen can be displayed even if the outside rear view mirrors have been folded. In this case, there will be a slight difference between the image displayed when the outside rear view mirrors are extended and when the outside rear view mirrors have been folded.

If the side monitor is displayed while the outside rear view mirrors are folded, you cannot check the area near the front edge of the vehicle as the base of the outside rear view mirrors will be in the way.

Displayed area

Front camera

Front camera

1. Masking

This section is masked to prevent the driver from moving the vehicle while only watching the wide view front monitor screen. The driver must visually confirm this area directly.

2. Camera’s field of view

3. Objects visible to the camera

4. Objects not visible to the camera

5. Parts of the vehicle (bumper*, grill, etc.)

*: Corners of the bumper are not displayed.

Side camera

Side camera

1. Camera’s field of view

2. Objects visible to the camera

3. Passenger’s side of vehicle

The area covered by the camera is limited.

Objects which are close to either corner of the bumper or under the bumper cannot be seen on the screen.

The area displayed on the screen may vary according to vehicle orientation or road conditions.

Wide view front & side monitor cameras

1. Side camera

1. Side camera

2. Front camera

When the camera is used under fluorescent lights, sodium lights, mercury lights etc., the lights and the illuminated areas may appear to flicker.

In the following cases, it may be difficult to see the images on the screen, even when the system is functioning correctly.

In the dark (e.g. at night).

If the temperature near the lens is extremely high or low.

If water droplets get on the camera, or when humidity is high (e.g. when it rains).

If the camera has scratches or dirt on it.

If foreign matter (e.g. snow or mud) get on the camera lens.

If the sun or headlights are shining directly into the camera lens.

If the camera lens is damaged by flying stones.

Smear effect

If a bright light (for example, sunlight reflected off the vehicle body) is picked

If a bright light (for example, sunlight reflected off the vehicle body) is picked up by the camera, a smear effect* peculiar to the camera may occur.

*: Smear effect — A phenomenon that occurs when a bright light (for example, sunlight reflected off the vehicle body) is picked up by the camera; when transmitted by the light source will appear to have streaks of light emanating from it.

The streaks will also appear when the light source is in the masked area.

(a) Changing the screen mode

This system has a 2 screen mode and a 3 screen mode.

2 screen mode :

Only the wide view front & side monitor simultaneous display can be used.

3 screen mode :

The wide view front & side monitor simultaneous display or the individual display can be used. The display can be switched between the simultaneous display and the individual display by operating the wide view front and side monitor switch.

Touch  or

Touch on the wide view front and side monitor or simultaneous display screen. on the wide view front and side monitor simultaneous display screen.

If the screen is changed to the wide view front & side monitor simultaneous display screen while the rear view monitor system is activated, it is not possible to switch to the 3 screen mode. (The switch is not displayed.)

(b) Changing the display in 3 screen mode

the display from the simultaneous display to each individual display.

The screen changes as follows with each press of the wide view front and side monitor switch.

When the multi−terrain monitor is not in use

When the multi−terrain monitor is in use

When the multi−terrain monitor is in use

The wide view front monitor and side monitor individual displays are not accessible

The wide view front monitor and side monitor individual displays are not accessible when the shift lever is in “R”.

(c) Automatic display mode

You can set the automatic display mode, which automatically changes the display.

Touch When automatic display mode is on, you can have the system display automatically .

When automatic display mode is on, you can have the system display automatically in the following situations:

The shift lever is in “N”, “D” or “S”.

The vehicle speed is approximately 6 mph (10 km/h) or less.

shift lever is in “R”. will not be displayed when the shift lever is in “R”.

INFORMATION

In the following situations, the system is canceled automatically.

When the vehicle speed exceeds approximately 7 mph (12 km/h).

When the shift lever is in “R”.

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