Chevrolet continues to be in pursuit of technologies to make some of the more difficult areas of driving even easier. Today, the brand announced its innovative trailering camera system for the Chevrolet Silverado.
The system is compatible with all 2014 and newer Silverado HD models, and 2014 and newer Silverado 1500 models with the optional trailer-towing mirrors. The trailering camera system joins the gooseneck and fifth-wheel hitches available from Chevrolet accessories, and the camera system may be used in conjunction with either.
“These are great examples of our commitment to provide truck customers with the most confident towing experience in the industry,” said Jeff Luke, Chevrolet truck executive chief engineer. “The fifth-wheel prep package has been designed by our structural engineers, to make the most of Silverado’s fully-boxed, high-strength steel frame. The trailering camera system was designed in partnership with our Chevrolet MyLink team to seamlessly integrate views from trailering cameras into the existing radio display.”
Chevrolet partnered with Echomaster to develop the system, which relays up to four camera images through the touchscreen inside the cabin. The blind-spot-assist towing package includes two side view cameras, and one for mounting on the rear of the customer’s trailer. When the driver activates the turn signal, the system displays the correlating side view on the touchscreen.
The fourth camera, an additional option, may be mounted inside the trailer itself to keep an eye on precious cargo such as horses or livestock. Any of the four camera views can be activated at any time on the radio screen to bring up the camera menu screen.
Chevrolet will begin offering the trailering camera system this April, with pricing set at $999. The price does not include tax, labor or installation.