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Study: Rearview Cameras Help Prevent More Collisions than Rear Sensors

Nissan Versa Note Rearview Camera A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that rearview cameras may be better than rear parking sensors at preventing collisions when a vehicle is reversing. According to the study, in some cases, rearview cameras alone prevented more collisions than rearview cameras paired with parking sensors. The purpose of the study was withheld from 111 volunteers who were asked to get behind the wheel of a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox to evaluate its infotainment systems. Volunteers were ... continue reading»

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Backup Cameras to be Standard on 2014 Vehicles

If you drive a big SUV, you know that it can be difficult to see behind you. SUVs generally have thick rear pillars and small rear windows, which means backing them up is often more difficult than it is in smaller cars. Backup cameras help alleviate this problem by showing the driver what’s behind him or her when the vehicle is in reverse. Backup cameras are expected to become mandatory on new passenger vehicles, starting with the 2014 model ... continue reading»

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