rear-view cameras

How Do You Park In Crowded Lots: Dive Head First, Or Back It Up?
How Do You Park In Crowded Lots: Dive Head First, Or Back It Up?

Look at any parking lot, and you'll notice two kinds of people: those who, upon finding back-to-back spots, pull through to the other side so they can drive straight out when their shopping errands are done, and those who stop at the dividing line, preferring to back out into traffic. According to...Read More»

Streaming video rearview mirror from the 2016 Cadillac CT6
2016 Cadillac CT6 Will Offer Drivers Unobstructed Rear Views Thanks To A High-Tech Mirror

Earlier this week, Jaguar Land Rover unveiled some snazzy new technology that renders the pillars supporting the roof of a vehicle transparent, offering drivers a better view of their surroundings. Now comes word that Cadillac is working on something similar for rearview mirrors -- and unlike...Read More»

KidsandCars preventing backovers
Study: Rearview Cameras Better At Detecting Objects Than Parking Sensors

In 2008, the U.S. Congress passed the Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act (PDF), which, among other things, required that all new cars sold in the U.S. come equipped with devices to enhance rear visibility. According to the terms of the bill, the Department of Transportation had until...Read More»

rearview camera
NHTSA Says, If You're Waiting For Mandatory Back-Up Cameras, Keep Waiting

Last year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that, beginning in 2014, all cars sold in the U.S. will be required to have rearview cameras. The goal of NHTSA's new regulation is to reduce the number of deaths caused by backovers -- the kind that often occur when children...Read More»

2010 Camaro in rearview mirror
CR: Visibility Quite Good In Small Cars, Appalling In Trucks

When you're out on a test-drive, it can be easy to get rather lost in the way the vehicle responds, the sound of the engine, the supple leather, or the trick features. But for your own safety and that of others, look around. Can you see well enough to be confident when backing up or changing lanes?...Read More»

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