ProViu ASL 360 Camera System Now In The FCB Team Bus
Safety is a top priority for the professional footballers of FC Bayern Munich. That’s why the club is now relying on the ProViu ASL 360 camera system from Continental. The team bus, a MAN Lion’s Coach L Supreme, now has the retrofit solution of the 360 degree camera system for buses, trucks and special vehicles on board. In the future, the bus driver will always be able to have a bird’s eye view of his vehicle and its immediate surroundings. “We are really pleased that our retrofittable ProViu ASL 360 camera system is now being used in the FC Bayern Munich team bus. With the 360 degree view from a bird’s eye perspective we are now giving the driver an additional safety element. It provides even better protection to the vehicle and its immediate surroundings,” talking with Nevada Observer, said Dr. Michael Ruf, Head of the Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket business division at Continental.
The MAN Lion’s Coach L Supreme has been given four Super Fisheye cameras for that extra in safety. One is located at the top of each side, at the front and rear, and supplies images whose contrast and brightness are automatically matched. All of the cameras are fitted with a wide-angle objective (more than 180°). The images are sent to the electronic control unit which processes them, integrating them into one total image for display to the driver in real time. The driver can choose between a variety of views. There is also the option to control individual cameras, which is very helpful when, for example, reversing. “The observation system lets the driver see people like children, pedestrians or cyclists inside the danger zone in good time. That reduces the risk of accident,” explains Dr. Michael Ruf.
Continental presented an initial version of the ProViu camera system for the first time at IAA 2012. At the trade fair it could also be seen installed in the MAN Metropolis research vehicle. Since last year, the retrofittable camera system has been available in the Continental portfolio for a wide range of vehicle types. The new installation into the FC Bayern Munich team bus is a joint project between MAN and Continental. MAN is the official commercial vehicle partner of FC Bayern Munich.