Is the Volvo S90's 360-degree camera cool or unnecessary?

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by Drei Laurel | Jul 7, 2017
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Say what you want about technology breeding less-skilled motorists completely dependent on cameras and sensors, but you have to admit some of these gadgets are pretty cool.

Check out the all-new Volvo S90's 360-degree camera, for example. It takes the concept of the backing-up camera to new heights—literally. It stitches together images taken from cameras around the car and feeds it to the infotainment screen to give the driver a drone's eye view of the S90's immediate vicinity. This ensures no obstacle goes unnoticed as you slide into your slot.

"Of course, backing-up cameras aren't anything new, but to stitch together all of the images is quite clever and it's really handy. So that's pretty cool," says Top Gear Philippines editor-in-chief Paulo Subido as he demonstrates the feature in the short video above.

Can you imagine if all cars had this? Man, parking would never be the same again. Do you agree with Paulo's assessment of the S90's 360-degree camera? Or do you feel that the feature is completely unnecessary? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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