Lincoln is offering pathbreaking camera technology in its MKX crossover. The 360-degree camera technology, which is employed in the new vehicle will further strengthen Lincoln’s positioning as a provider of “Quiet Luxury” by bringing this technology for the first time to the medium premium utility segment. The technology which offers a comprehensive 360-degree bird’s-eye view also offers a 180-degree split view, to make parking easy even in difficult parking situations.
The motorist will benefit from a seamless driving and parking experience as the front camera is located behind the Lincoln Star badge in the middle of the split-wing grille. When the gear is in Drive, Park or Neutral and the button is pushed, the Lincoln Star badge moves out about one inch and tilts up to deploy the available front camera.
The built-in automatic washer for cleaning the lens is an industry first. The 360-degree camera system will integrate images from the front, the rear and both sides of the crossover to provide an overall view up to seven feet all around the vehicle. Drivers will benefit by seeing objects that were not easily seen before and getting a better perspective.
While the 180-degree split view will be highly useful in the event of cross-traffic, the 12-sensor ultrasonic system underpins a wide range of innovative parking -assist features including parallel and perpendicular parking; front, rear, side sensing; and park out.
“While an amplified level of luxury is one of our main goals, safety is of paramount importance, which is why the addition of a 360-degree camera system in the MKX is ideal for Lincoln clientele,” said Alex Schaeffer, head of Lincoln Middle East. “Being surrounded by such advanced technology will inevitably add a heightened sense of safety, instilling even greater confidence in the Lincoln MKX driving experience.”
The all-new Lincoln MKX comes in two versions – a 2.7-litre twin-turbocharged GTDI V6, or the standard 3.7-litre V6 Ti-VCT. The state-of-the-art Revel audio system aptly complements the 360 degree camera system.
Manju Mathew, an MBA in marketing, completed publisher training courses from the Oxford Brookes University and New York University. She started with marketing and PR roles before moving on to her current position as a full time writer. Currently living in Dubai, her life as an expat has sharpened her observation skills and flair for writing. She enjoys writing about luxury cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc even if she can only dream of owning them.
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