The system, which is offered in the OPEL Insignia flagship (not available in Southern Africa) and the best-selling Astra compact, was voted into first place in the 'price-performance stars' category by the readers of authoritative German car magazine auto motor und sport and the podcast Moove. The German brand’s front camera has already won many awards in previous generations and is offered as standard equipment on several model variants. It is the key component of numerous driver assistance systems such as Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keep Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition.

"OPEL has always made innovative technology available to a wide customer base", said Vice President of Communications, Harald Hamprecht, at the prize-giving for the 'Car Connectivity Award' in Stuttgart. "The popular front camera is a good example. We want to offer our customers cars that are advanced as well as safe and comfortable. The readers want the same, which is why we are particularly pleased to win this award".

This year was the sixth time that readers of auto motor und sport and Moove have elected the winners of the 'Car Connectivity Award'. They could choose from cars and technologies in 11 categories, e.g. 'telephone integration' and 'price-performance stars' to 'connected e-cars'. More than 12,000 readers and users took part in this year’s election.

'OPEL Front Camera' Functionality Explained – Driver Assistance Systems


The OPEL Front Camera operates at speeds above 60 km and monitors the area in front of the vehicle via a camera positioned on the windscreen’s upper area. This camera collects information continually, analyses it and informs the driver on required information and warning signals allowing for safe, ease of driving.


Forward Collison Alert / Follow Distance Indicator


Forward Collision Alert pre-warns of a possible front-end collision, with some OPEL models automatically going into brake mode if the driver fails to act accordingly. The functionality is to pre-warn of a possible accident due to the reduction set, safe following distance.

The OPEL Front Camera calculates the distance between the driven vehicle and the vehicle ahead and can be set to suit the driver’s preferred style of driving with green symbolizing a safe distance and amber warning of a reduced safety measurement.