2015 Volkswagen GTI: Rearview Camera
November 6, 2014
While backing out of my garage in our 2015 Volkswagen GTI, I noticed the fine-tuning options for the rearview camera. Since we're now living in a world full of screens, it seems natural then to have these adjustments available. I appreciate being able to tweak brightness, contrast and color, and I did so.
Something else, however, occurred to me when I was looking at the photo: Like all rearview cameras (now that I think about it), the image it displays is *not* what one would see if your eye were to take the place of the camera on the rear of the car. If I were looking out the back window of the car, those white, double doors would be to the right. I know it seems obvious now, but the image is reversed, which, makes sense considering how disorienting it would be to have it represented accurately. Duh.
Chris Walton, Chief Road Test Editor