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U.S. Mandates Rearview Cameras in New Cars by 2018



All vehicles under 10,000 pounds must roll off assembly lines with rearview cameras as of May 1, 2018, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regulation issued on Monday.

The ruling doesn’t specifically say that vehicles will need rearview cameras but certain requirements, such as the driver’s ability to see a 10-foot by 20-foot zone behind him or her, all but ensure that cameras will be the only way for manufacturers to meet the new standard.

The NHTSA, which regulates traffic safety laws in the United States, has for years been under pressure by consumers to make rearview cameras mandatory. The cameras can help prevent accidents caused by a driver’s lack of visibility when reversing out of driveways. Read more…

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