Reverse parking and manoeuvring is considerably easier and safer using the rear-view camera. Protected by a flap, it automatically extends when reverse gear is engaged and shows the driver the surroundings behind the vehicle with dynamic guidelines on the media display.
"They show the vehicle's width and track as well as various distances from the vehicle's rear end dependent on the steering angle. When reversing out of a parking space, for instance from a driveway, switching to wide-angle mode allows a viewing angle of 180 degrees to help detect approaching vehicles or pedestrians sooner.
In combination with a trailer coupling, the system provides an additional function that simplifies the approach/coupling of a trailer using special guidance lines and a zoom mode.
In order to prevent dirt getting on the camera lens, it is protected by a flap beneath the Mercedes star. This flap opens when reverse gear is engaged and closes once a certain speed has been reached, after a set amount of time has passed or when the transmission is set to the ""P"" position. The flap can be opened to allow cleaning by selecting an option in the media display menu."