Originally Posted by johnbmw6
So many adjustments you can make on surround view, you can have guide lines or boxes, rear view camera or all round, side view cameras for pulling out of a tight turning, it's really good and useful. I find Lane departure a PITA, (pain in the arse), every time you change lanes without indicating it vibrates and warns you, I would just turn it off. It reads the lane white lines and does NOT take into account if cars are present or not.
Cameras are a good tool, and as John says, the variables give some good options. I personally like the 'guide lines', along with the distance sensor feedback in the display, works well.
Bird's-eye view is brilliant in placing the car when parking.
I've found lane departure can work well on decent roads, but having tried it in a 535d on my local roads which vary in width, not a good idea as it is far too active.