Audi Q7 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q7: Operating the peripheral cameras

Applies to: vehicles with peripheral cameras

Fig. 131 Upper display: left: rear view. Right side: 3D surroundings.
Fig. 131 Upper display: left: rear view. Right side: 3D surroundings.

On vehicles with peripheral cameras, you can select among different views.

The camera views can be controlled with the touch display. In certain views, you can zoom in or out on the displayed area, and move, tilt, or rotate the 3D surroundings.

Selecting the views

  • To display the entire selection bar, tap the current view (2) or swipe at the edge of the selection bar from left to right.
  • To select a view, press (2) - (8) or tap in an area to show the vehicle in the side view.
  • To select a 3D surroundings view, press the symbol (1). Then select the desired 3D surroundings view (9) - (11).

Zooming in and out on the views

Applies to: 3D surroundings view

  • To zoom in or out on an area, place two fingers on that area and push them apart or pull them together > fig. 137, left side.

Moving the view

Applies to: 3D surroundings view

  • To move the view, press and pull it in any direction using one finger.
  • To re-center the 3D surroundings, tap the camera image twice.

Tilting or rotating the views

Applies to: 3D surroundings view

  • To tilt or rotate the 3D surroundings, use your finger to drag it in any direction > fig. 131, on the right side.
  • To re-center the 3D surroundings behind the vehicle, tap the camera image twice.

Selecting a view in the side area

The vehicle surroundings are shown in the side area of the display. You can switch between a visual display (Graphic) and the vehicle surroundings (Camera).

  • Select > View in the center display when the parking aid is active.

Selecting a view in the side area


  • Observe the safety precautions and note the limits of the assist systems, sensors, and cameras.
  • The Surroundings view is created from the individual camera images. The vehicle image is shown by the system. Objects and obstacles above the camera are not displayed.


Only use the images provided by the camera on the rear of the vehicle when the luggage compartment lid is completely closed. Make sure any objects you may have mounted on the luggage compartment lid do not block the rearview camera.


  • Depending on the selected gear, it will automatically switch between the Front and Rear views. If you switch the view manually, the automatic front/rear camera change will be temporarily deactivated.
  • When first activated while a forward gear is engaged, the Front corner is displayed.


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