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New Regulations For U.S. Vehicles Goes Into Effect May 1st!

All Vehicles Sold In U.S. Must Have A Backup Camera:

After April 30, 2018, all new passenger vehicles produced for sale in the U.S must feature rear-view, video-image technology or in other words a backup camera. A 2010 report by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated that 210 people die every year in the United States from back-up incidents, and an additional 15,000 people are injured. The new legislation, all vehicles are required to provide drivers with a 10 foot by 20-foot view of the area that is directly behind the vehicle.

FCA US has released two videos on the subject. Thomas McCarthy, Head of Product Safety and Product Analysis for FCA US, describes the systems used on the current FCA US vehicles and talks about the new regulation in depth.

Many of the current FCA US vehicles have adopted a standard backup camera in September of 2017, at the launch of the 2018 model year.

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