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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»

2015 BMW i8
Can't Afford A $135,000 BMW i8? You Can Still Enjoy Some Of Its High Tech Toys

Tech gadgets can be big selling tools for automakers (when they work properly, that is). Unfortunately, many of the newest, glitziest gizmos are only available on new cars -- often, new, expensive cars. Case in point: the BMW i8, the predecessor of which first flaunted its features in the 2011 film...Read More»

Tesla Model X
Rearview Cameras Required By 2018; Will Sideview Mirrors Go Away After That?

In February 2008, Congress passed the Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act, which was intended to make cars safer for kids. Among other things, the new law required rearview cameras to be installed on all U.S. passenger vehicles, and it charged the National Highway Traffic Safety...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»

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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»

2013 Ford Fusion
AAA Highlights New Vehicle Technology Trends In 2012

As the array of new vehicle technologies continues to increase, so, too does the trend toward consumer acceptance. That’s the gist of what AAA has found in its analysis of new vehicle technology trends in 2012. Considering that anti-lock brakes (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC), at...Read More»

2012 Dodge Durango - ParkView back up camera
U.S. To Require Rearview Cameras On All Cars By 2014: UPDATED

UPDATED: See below On July 8, 2004, five-year-old Benjamin Donnell was killed when his father backed over him in the family's SUV. On October 9, 2004, two-year-old Adrianna Clemens met a similarly tragic fate. These stories are not unusual. In fact, according to a report in the New York Times, over...Read More»

2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 5-dr
Best Rearview Cameras: Which 2012 Family Vehicles Have Them?

A growing number of family vehicles of all kinds have rear view cameras. Consumers in the market for one of these safety and convenience technologies have a lot to choose from. But which rearview cameras are the best and which 2012 family vehicles have them? Here we take a look at a few of what we...Read More»

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Poll: Shoppers Still More Willing To Pay For Convenience Than Safety

American car shoppers are considering safety in a way they never did just a decade or two ago. Thanks to rigorous testing programs from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the federal government, it's now much easier to separate the safest vehicles from the rest. But when it comes...Read More»

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Five Things Every Parent Needs In The Car

Frankly, parents can use all the help they can get. Along with love and responsibility – and your little ones – here are a few things that every parent should take along for the ride: Rearview camera - Lacking eyes in the back of your head, the next-best thing is an absolute necessity...Read More»

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Feds To Delay 2012 Rearview Camera Requirement

A new safety requirement that would require rearview camera systems in all new vehicles by 2014 might be delayed, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has asked Congress for more time to finalize the new rules. As we reported a few months ago, the U.S. Department of...Read More»

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