Chevy Camera System Offers Unprecedented Visibility
You can now retrofit 2014 to 2016 Chevy Silverados with a new trailering camera system that uses three cameras. The package includes two side cameras and a third camera mounted on the rear of a trailer.
That rear camera, designed to mount to the top rearmost edge of a trailer, is hardwired to the trailer lights for electrical power. It wirelessly transmits images to the display in the pickup using a closed wireless network.
The camera system also features infrared lighting, which enables enhanced images in low-light settings. The Silverado’s rear backup camera is activated when reverse is selected. The system can also support an optional fourth camera that could be installed inside a trailer to monitor livestock or other contents during transport.
The other two cameras that are part of the three-camera standard package are seamlessly integrated into both side-view mirrors’ housings. These cameras are automatically engaged when you activate the turn signal.
The trailering camera system will be available through Chevrolet dealers with prices starting at $999 (not including installation costs).
Chevy also announced it would offer a factory-installed, fully integrated fifth-wheel package on 2016 Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD trucks for $350.
That accessory offering includes a frame-mounted hitch platform and tray concealed under the truck bed. A factory-installed seven-way trailer wiring connection in the pickup box is also available.