Nissan is set to introduce the world’s first ever system offering the driver a bird’s eye real-time view of the vehicle and its surroundings.

Debuting in the new Elgrand, scheduled for introduction at the end of this month, the cool kit will also be offered in the US on the all new Infiniti EX35 models on sale from December.

The Around View Monitor system sythesises a bird’s eye image of the vehicle using four ultrawide-angle, high-resolution cameras mounted on the front, sides and rear of the car.

Designed to assit parking, the screen displays the view from above on the left, and a front or rear view on the right. The front and rear views alternate according to the gear shift, allowing a comprehensive view from all angles.

Sensors mounted on all four corners depict the distance to an obstacle in coloured graphics, and help warn the driver via a beeping alert the closer the vehicle approaches a fixed obstacle.