Toyota Avalon Owners Manual: Rear Camera Detection function (vehicles with panoramic view monitor)

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When the vehicle is backing up, the rear camera detection function can detect pedestrians in the detection area behind the vehicle. If a pedestrian is detected, a buzzer will sound and an icon on the audio system screen will be displayed to inform the driver of the pedestrian.

Display

  1. Pedestrian detection icon
    Displayed automatically when a pedestrian is detected.
  2. Mute switch
    Select to mute the buzzer. The buzzer will be re-enabled when the shift lever is shifted to a position other than R.

Using the driving support systems

When a pedestrian is detected

If the rear camera detection function detects a pedestrian in the detection area, the buzzer and icon will operate as shown in the following table:

Area

Buzzer

Icon

1 Sounds repeatedly Blinks 3 times and then stays on
2 When the vehicle is stationary: Sounds 3 times When the vehicle is backing up: Sounds repeatedly
3 When it is determined that a pedestrian will enter area 1 within a few seconds: Sounds repeatedly When it is determined that a pedestrian will enter area 1 within a few seconds: Blinks 3 times and then stays on

■The rear camera detection function is operational when

The rear camera detection function is operational when the following conditions are met:

  • The engine switch is in the IGNITION ON mode.
  • The shift lever is in R.

■Setting the buzzer volume The buzzer volume of this function changes with the RCTA buzzer volume.

■If the rear camera detection function is malfunctioning If a malfunction of the rear camera detection function is detected, one of the following messages will be displayed on the audio system screen. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer.

  • "RCD malfunction."
  • "Visit your dealer."
  • "RCD unavailable."

■If "Clean dirt from lens" is displayed on the audio system screen A rear camera lens may be dirty or covered with snow or ice. In such cases, if it is removed from the rear camera lens, the system should return to normal.

(It may be necessary to drive the vehicle for some time before the system returns to normal.)

■If "RCD unavailable" is displayed on the audio system screen

  • If this message is displayed after the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, fully turn the steering wheel to the left and then the right on level ground.
  • If this message is displayed only when the R shift position is selected, the rear camera lens may be dirty. Clean the rear camera lens.

■Situations in which the system may not operate properly

  • Some pedestrians, such as the following, may not be detected by the rear camera detection function, preventing the function from operating properly:
    • Pedestrians who are squatting
    • Pedestrians who are lying down
    • Pedestrians who are running
    • Pedestrians who suddenly enter the detection area
    • Pedestrians riding a bicycle, skateboard, or other light vehicle
    • Pedestrians wearing unusual clothing, such as a costume
    • Pedestrians whose body is partially hidden by a cart or other object
    • Pedestrians which are obscured by darkness, such as at night
  • In some situations, such as the following, pedestrians may not be detected by the rear camera detection function, preventing the function from operating properly:
    • When backing up in inclement weather (rain, snow, fog, etc.)
    • When the rear camera is obscured (dirt, snow, ice, etc. are attached) or scratched
    • When a very bright light, such as the sun, or the headlights of another vehicle, shines directly into the rear camera
    • When backing up in a place where the surrounding brightness changes suddenly, such as at the entrance or exit of a garage or underground parking lot
  • In some situations, such as the following, the rear camera detection function may operate even though there are no pedestrians in the detection area.
    • When a three dimensional object, such as a pole, traffic cone, fence, or parked vehicle, is detected
    • When a moving object, such as a car or motorcycle is detected
    • When backing up toward moving objects such as flags or puddles, or airborne matter, such as smoke, steam, rain, or snow
    • When there is a pattern on the road, due to the road being made of cobblestone or gravel or having tram rails, traces of repair, white lines, pedestrian crossings or fallen leaves on the surface
    • When backing up on a metal cover (grating), such as those used for drainage ditches
    • When backing up toward the roadside or a bump in the road
    • When an object is reflected in a puddle or on a wet road surface
    • When there are shadows on the road
    • When backing up over a bump in the road
    • If the vehicle is significantly tilted, such as when carrying a heavy load
    • When backing up toward an incline/decline
    • If the suspension has been modified or tires of a size other than specified are installed
    • If the rear of the vehicle is raised or lowered due to the carried load
    • If an electronic component, such as a backlit license plate or rear fog light, is installed near the rear camera
    • If a bumper protector, such as an additional trim strip, is installed to the rear bumper
    • If the orientation of the rear camera has been changed due to a collision or other impact, or removal and installation
    • If a towing eyelet is installed to the rear of the vehicle
    • When the rear camera is obscured (dirt, snow, ice, etc. are attached) or scratched
    • When water is flowing over the rear camera lens
    • If there is a flashing light in the detection area, such as the emergency flashers of another vehicle

■Situations in which the rear camera detection function may be difficult to notice

  • If buzzer may be difficult to hear if the surrounding area is noisy, the volume of the audio system volume is high, the air conditioning system is being used, etc.
  • If the temperature in the cabin is extremely high or low, the audio system screen may not operate correctly.
    RCTA function

    Intuitive parking assist

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