There can be no doubt that backup cameras for cars are going to change the safety rules on our highways.  The additional visibility they provide are going to save lives and limit the destruction of property as a result of back over incidents.  That area called a blind spot behind every vehicle is going to become visable to a large degree with the advent of these extremely effective cameras.  The article below illustrates the impact they will have on our roads & highways.

The Danger of Blind Zones | Vehicle Blind Spots – Consumer Reports

 

"Tests show the dangers of car blind zones, reminding of the importance in choosing a car with good visibility  We have seen real progress in the increased availability of backup cameras. These cameras are activated automatically when a car is put in Reverse, showing the area immediately behind the vehicle on a screen. The best systems respond quickly and have large, central display. Certainly, the systems vary, but in general they provide a helpful view to an area that otherwise could not be seen via mirrors and through the windows."

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2012/03/the-danger-of-blind-zones/index.htm

 

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Enough cannot be said about the effective use of backup cameras for cars and other vehicles.  The US Government's madate for all new cars to be equiped with them by 2018 is a welcomed blessing.

 

To avoid the risk of death and injury to pedestrians, particularly children and the elderly, the NHTSA has issued a ruling that all new vehicles produced and sold in the US must be equipped with a rear view camera system by 2018.  This illustrates how seriously the American  society and the federal government regards the loss of innocent life from motorist backing up in their vehicles and destroying life and property.  Look at the article I found below from: 

Federal Register | Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Rear Visibility

To reduce the risk of devastating back over crashes involving vulnerable populations (including very young children) and to satisfy the mandate of the Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act of 2007, NHTSA is issuing this final rule to expand the required field of view for all passenger cars, trucks, multipurpose passenger vehicles, buses, and low-speed vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of less than 10,000 pounds. The agency anticipates that today's final rule will significantly reduce back over crashes involving children, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and other pedestrians who currently have the highest risk associated with back over crashes. Specifically, today's final rule specifies an area behind the vehicle which must be visible to the driver when the vehicle is placed into reverse and other related performance requirements. The agency anticipates that, in the near term, vehicle manufacturers will use rear view video systems and in-vehicle visual displays to meet the requirements of this final rule.
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This requirement will pertain to all motor vehicles under 2,000 pounds.  Rear view camera systems installed on vehicles will go a long way towards vehicular safety and prevent many deaths and injuries as a result of a motorist backing up.  Particularly the very young and elderly will find this a major step toward their protection against this very troubling and dangerous activity.

A Rear view camera for vehicles is  becoming a fad these days and before long will be required equipment on new vehicles.  Various models are available.  One design that you may find appealing is when the display is in the rear view mirror.  It is a more natural way of looking to see what is behind your vehicle.  The video below and the article that follows from http://reviewmonitor.net gives an excellent example of this type of rear view camera system.

new design car rear view mirror

"Different types of mirrors

If you are someone who likes to have the more conventional rectangular rear view mirrors then your best option is the slim and sleek 7 in. TFT car rear view monitor that comes with a camera system that is colored. These types of monitors have manual operational buttons and can easily be installed.

You can also find the conventional yet quite upgraded car. – the Bluetooth hands free. It has a great package that includes a built-in speaker, microphone and address or contact book that can store your contacts from your phone using Bluetooth. This system offers great sound quality, which will allow you to listen to your calls clearly and without any distraction.." http://rearviewmonitor.net/new-disign-car-rear-view-mirror/

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Not only do some of these rear view camera systems provide excellent views for backing your vehicle but also many additional options are available.  head on over to  rearviewcameracenter.com to browse though some options that you can purchase online.

 


The need for a rear view camera for your vehicle can save lives.  That is why it is imperative that you consider installing one.  Even thr US Government has decreed that all new vehicles must have one by 2018.  The time has come for you to consider installing an aftermarket rear view camera if for no other reason that maybe your insurance rate may be affected.  The article below I found explains why it is important.

Why do I need a Rear View Camera for my Car?

• Field of view

Width of camera viewing angle is called “field of view”. The wider it is more area you can see around your car bumper. I prefer camera with at least 90 degree field of view. Anything above that is excellent in my books.

• Presence of night vision

Night vision is sometimes the deciding factor as it is a very important component. I strongly prefer the camera which have infrared LEds, so I can see even in dark. Cameras without night vision mostly work on vehicle’s reversing light which for me is not enough.

• Protection against interference (wireless backup cameras)

Wireless cameras demand extra caution and there is a possibility of interference. Analog signals are easily impacted by noise rather than digital signals. So please look for digital camera with digital signals if your budget permits.

an image of rear%20view%20camera Lexus backup camera system

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Looking at the image above should provide ample evidence of the value of a rear view camera that enables you to illuminate the blind spot at the rear of your vehicle.