Several different camera views† are available with the Chevrolet Advanced Trailering System that are designed to help make trailering maneuvers easier. The number and types of views vary, depending on the camera package equipped on the vehicle.
These camera views may include Transparent Trailer view (if equipped with the proper available features, accessory trailer cameras and while using a compatible trailer). The number of camera views available on your vehicle may vary by vehicle and model year.
Some views require additional installation and setup, must be enabled in the vehicle’s Settings menu and require you to set up a trailer profile (some views may also require compatible packages and up to two accessory cameras).
How to View Trailering Camera Views
- You can tap the CAMERA icon on the Home screen of the infotainment system to access the available views.
- Within the app, the menu bar lets you toggle between available camera views (depending on equipment).
- The arrows on the side of the navigation bar provide access to additional views.
Most views will time out after eight seconds of driving at a certain speed, while some views will remain visible even while the vehicle is in motion. Camera view time outs may vary, depending on your vehicle.
Additionally, some views will appear automatically when you take certain actions with a trailer connected, such as activating the turn signal.
Note: You must enable turn signal activation for the side view cameras in the vehicle’s Settings menu under Trailering.
Available Trailering Driver Assistance Features
Trailer Biasing and Trailer Length Indicator
When you turn with a trailer connected in REVERSE or in a FORWARD gear, the Trailer Tow Mirror View will shift to show you more of your trailer while you complete the maneuver.
When you activate your turn signal, Turn Signal View will display the side of your vehicle and trailer. You’ll also see a red overlay on the camera display that indicates an area twice the length of your trailer, which can help you make lane change maneuvers. This overlay is only visible when your trailer is straight. Turn Signal View and the Trailer Length Indicator overlay can be customized through your vehicle’s Settings menu.
Note: Trailer Length Indicator is only available on compatible trailers and requires some setup in the in-Vehicle Trailering System. See your Owner’s Manual for detailed information.
Jackknife Alert and Trailer Angle Indicator
On some newer vehicles, you will see a TRAILER ANGLE INDICATOR icon in the upper-right corner of your screen when in Rear Trailer View while trailer guidelines are active. This icon is designed to help show you when your trailer may be in danger of jackknifing. When the icon swings to the amber/red shaded area, you will receive a Jackknife Alert.
Jackknife Alert has two levels of alerting. When your vehicle first swings into the amber area on the Trailer Angle Indicator, you will see a yellow icon appear on your infotainment screen. You will also hear chimes or Safety Alert Seat vibrations, depending on your selected alert type preferences.
If you do not resolve the potential jackknifing situation and continue the maneuver, you will receive a second alert when entering the red shaded area. This alert takes the form of a red icon on the infotainment system and chimes or Safety Alert Seat vibrations. When this alert occurs, you will also see your infotainment system display the Rear Camera View and, if equipped, a Top-Down View.
You can disable Jackknife Alert in your vehicle’s Settings menu.
Note: Jackknife Alert and Trailer Angle Indicator are only available on compatible trailers and require some setup in the in-Vehicle Trailering System. See your Owner’s Manual for detailed information.
Trailer Side Blind Zone Alert
If your vehicle has this available feature, Trailer Side Blind Zone Alert can provide side-mirror visual alerts when a detected moving vehicle is in your side blind zone extended to trailer lengths. It can help you avoid lane change collisions.
Trailer Side Blind Zone Alert uses hidden radar sensors in the rear corners of your vehicle. It extends the range Side Blind Zone Alert can detect vehicles that are currently in your side blind zone to behind your attached trailer. When you’re driving forward, these sensors can detect for moving vehicles located behind your side mirror in the next lane over.
Trailer Side Blind Zone Alert works with Lane Change Alert, which is designed to provide side-mirror alerts when a moving vehicle is detected rapidly approaching your side blind zone.
Note: Trailer Side Blind Zone Alert is only available on compatible trailers and requires some setup in the in-Vehicle Trailering System. See your Owner’s Manual for detailed information.
Available Camera Views
Depending on the vehicle’s equipment, available camera views may include the following views. Check your vehicle’s equipment list for the full list of views equipped on your vehicle.
Cargo Bed View
Allows you to see inside the cargo bed to help with fifth-wheel or gooseneck hitching and to check cargo. When using Cargo Bed View, tap the trailer guideline button for a single dynamic guideline that can help you align your hitch. On some vehicles, separate guidelines are available for both your vehicle and for your trailer when your vehicles are in REVERSE.
On some vehicles when in Cargo Bed View, you’ll see a “+” icon on your infotainment screen in the upper-left corner. Tap the icon to zoom in on your hitch, which can be useful in fifth-wheeler/gooseneck situations. Guidelines will disappear when you zoom in.
Note: Not available on full-size SUVs.
Rear Trailer View
Uses an available accessory camera to show vehicles or objects behind the trailer.
On some newer vehicles, you can activate trailer guidelines by pressing the guideline button on the right side of the camera button row. You will see two sets of guidelines — a blue set of guidelines that tracks the current location of your trailer and a yellow set that outlines the predicted path of your trailer.
Trailer Angle Indicator will be activated when using this view (see above for more information).
Note: Rear Trailer View is only available on compatible trailers and require some setup in the in-Vehicle Trailering System. See your Owner’s Manual for detailed information.
Transparent Trailer View
Allows you to virtually “see through” a compatible conventional trailer. Requires available accessory camera, compatible trailer and setup via the trailering system.
Provides a close-up view of the receiver hitch for alignment when connecting to a trailer.
Note: On some vehicles, when you shift into PARK when in Hitch View, your vehicle will automatically apply the electric parking brake to help prevent your vehicle from rolling.
Inside Trailer View
Allows the driver to monitor trailer contents or cargo using an available accessory camera in the trailer. Requires available accessory camera.
Note: This view is mirrored, meaning it displays backwards, like a mirror would. For this reason, it is recommended that you mount the camera facing rearward.
Picture-In-Picture Side View
Provides a rearward split view of the left and right sides of the vehicle and trailer with an overlay view of the area behind the trailer. Requires available accessory camera.
Transparent Trailer and Rear Trailer View Guideline Setup
Transparent Trailer View (if equipped) allows you to virtually “see through” your connected, compatible trailer when your vehicle is properly equipped. Using an existing camera on your tailgate handle and an accessory camera on the back of your trailer, it pieces together a view of the area behind the vehicle and trailer as if your trailer is invisible. You can see the image on your infotainment screen while you drive.
Rear Trailer View lets you see behind your trailer and activate two sets of guidelines that can help you line up your trailer when your vehicle is properly equipped.
To use Transparent Trailer View, you must have a conventional hitch box-type trailer no more than 32 feet in length. There is no trailer length limit for Rear Trailer View guidelines.
These features require the installation of an available Auxiliary Accessory Trailer Camera on the exterior of your trailer and completion of a setup process through the in-vehicle Trailering System, which involves measuring and entering several trailer dimensions.
The setup and calibration process are the same for both Transparent Trailer View and Rear Trailer View guidelines.
These steps are described in detail in the app and in the Owner’s Manual. They consist of the following:
- Install the Accessory Trailer Camera on your trailer in the specified location.
- Enter the trailer’s dimensions into your trailer profile on the infotainment system or in the myChevrolet mobile app.
- Calibrate the view following the process described on screen.
Read the Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information.
Calibrating the Accessory Camera
- Tap the TRANSPARENT TRAILER VIEW icon.
- A progress bar will be displayed on the screen – to calibrate, drive forward in a straight path until the progress bar is complete. If you have to turn or speed up, the calibration process will pause and then automatically resume once you straighten out and slow down. The distance you have to drive varies. It may take several minutes.
- The calibration will run in the background until it’s complete.
Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle’s Owner’s Manual for more important feature limitations and information. Some camera views require available accessory camera and installation. Not compatible with all trailers. See your dealer for details.
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In the CAMERA app, icons may be grayed out or unavailable if your vehicle is not equipped with the cameras to support the views. Check your vehicle’s Monroney Label for the vehicle’s packaging information or talk to your dealer to learn which features are included on your vehicle.
In order to use Transparent Trailer, you must have a conventional hitch box-type trailer no more than 32 feet in length. This feature requires the installation of an available Auxiliary Accessory Trailer Camera on the exterior of your trailer and completion of a setup process through the in-vehicle Trailering System, which involves measuring and entering several trailer dimensions.
Refer to the installation instructions provided with the camera or to your Owner’s Manual for detailed instructions.
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