Maneuvers vary in duration and speed. Alas, it is not always possible to control the situation completely. Especially if the weather is poor or the view is obstructed by other yachts. It is to eliminate maneuvering problems that Garmin Surround View was created.
Garmin's new system will help skippers quickly check the perimeter of their boats during low speed maneuvers such as mooring.
Garmin Surround View - is Surround VIew really?
Exactly! The technology uses six state-of-the-art cameras - one at the front, one at the stern, and two on each side.
When the system is active, it transmits a full 360-degree panoramic image. And all this in real time.
The system is designed so that all six cameras provide maximum visibility. On the other hand, this arrangement of cameras minimizes the “blind” areas of boats.
Garmin envisions the ability to view the boat from a bird's eye view using one or two cameras. You can also zoom in or pan to a specific area of any single camera.
In addition, Surround View also offers AR options (approx. Augmented reality). This will help to visually show the position of the vessel and easier to perceive what is happening on the cameras.
By the way, the most simple and popular example of using augmented reality in such systems, which is even in car on-board computers, is an indicator of the distance and the estimated trajectory of movement.
What's on offer this time?
You can safely admire your yacht from a bird's eye view. And without even getting up from the steering wheel!
This is a great help in case of limited maneuvering space. The minimum "blind" zones and the maximum viewing angle, as mentioned above, will perfectly help to manage the boat even in the most difficult conditions.
Other advantages of the system include the integrity of the picture - the image of all six cameras is "stitched" into a single form. This will be a definite plus, since a panoramic view is preferable in some situations.
The design of the chamber will not interfere with the streamlined contours of your boat. And aerodynamics, by the way, will definitely not suffer!
In conditions of sharp maneuvering, distance markers around the boat will serve as good visual reference points. They will help maintain a safe clearance and distance between obstacles.
Well, the cherry on the cake - Garmin Surround View was developed taking into account all modern standards. It's great that now there is no problem to safely replace one camera that is out of order or change their position. The calibration of the entire system is also reliable and situational.
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