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NHTSA to require backup cameras on all vehicles
« on: March 31, 2014, 02:07:24 PM »
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2014/03/31/nhtsa-rear-view-cameras/7114531/

by Chris Woodyard, March 31, 2014

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a regulation Monday requiring all vehicles, including trucks and buses, to have rear-view visibility -- in effect, requiring backup cameras.

The rule applies to all vehicles under 10,000 pounds -- from the smallest subcompact to commercial vans. It takes effect in 2018.

Under the new rule, all vehicles will have to come equipped with the ability for the driver to see a 10-foot by 20-foot zone directly behind the vehicle. There are also requirements involving image size and other factors that pretty much ensure that rear-view cameras are the only solution that will work.

Congress passed a law in 2007 act ordering the Transportation Department to have a rule in place by 2011 to require cameras or other backup warning devices on all new cars and light trucks. Until Monday, there have been multiple delays.

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Re: NHTSA to require backup cameras on all vehicles
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2014, 02:12:04 PM »
There is a lobbyist in there somewhere.

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Re: NHTSA to require backup cameras on all vehicles
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2014, 02:55:45 PM »
There is a lobbyist in there somewhere.


yup

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Re: NHTSA to require backup cameras on all vehicles
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2014, 03:37:10 PM »
It's probably only the first of many regulations that will be put in place before the GOP can take over Congress. Anything the dims don't do now might have to wait for 4-6 years to get implemented.

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Re: NHTSA to require backup cameras on all vehicles
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2014, 03:43:23 PM »
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a regulation Monday requiring all vehicles, including trucks and buses, to have rear-view visibility

We have these things called wing mirrors. They stick out of the sides of the vehicle and you glance at them as you are reversing to see where you are going. They also assist in lane changes.

There is a lobbyist in there somewhere.

Google. Has to be. If you are looking at a screen image, you are not paying attention to what is happening to the front and either side. Makes self driving vehicles FAR more attractive in comparison.
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