This is by no means the first stunt of the kind, as even the Leon Cupra featured something similar, but using externally mounted cameras, not built-in ones.
You might think the bird's-eye camera is pointless, but SEAT is being smart here. The Ateca's main rival is the Nissan Qashqai, and its 360-degree camera has become one of the best-liked options.
People who buy crossovers aren't keen drivers, so parking can be a hassle. Of course, the Ateca is not a copy of the Qashqai. From the current roster of jacked-up compacts, it's got the most keep driving experience.
Anyway, we need to get back to the video for a second. A passing German tourist was all too keen to test out what the Ateca is like without windows.
“Completely covered? No, I don’t think it can,” says Stefan, a German tourist who is a big fan of Barcelona. “Would you like to give it a try?” SEAT respond. “Of course I would!”
“This is great!” exclaims Stefan. “I can’t see a thing outside, but it works!” “It’s just like a video game,” says the instructor.
The Top View CameraLike many other systems of this kind, the Top View system is based on four cameras, two under the mirrors and one at each end. A computer futures out how to make a fake image from above the car and it's then displayed on the screen.
Sorry SEAT, you're not special. But since the option costs only €550, it's technically the cheapest on the market.