ALL ABOUT THE BACKUP CAMERA AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

April 23rd, 2021 by

Backup cameras were once viewed as advanced technology. Since it provides the added safety feature, they are now being made a requirement for all new vehicles. Most people thought that the backup camera was a cool additional feature that contributed to the driver having to do less work. Now, they are a lifesaver.

HISTORY OF THE BACKUP CAMERA
In 2007, a driving safety act was made in honor of a little boy named Connor Gulbransen, who was accidentally ran over by his father who had went out to move the family SUV into the driveway. Cameron passed away because of this incident. These types of accidents were happening so often and causing so many deaths and injuries. Change needed to happen.

NEWS ABOUT THE BACKUP CAMERA
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, cameras will now be made mandatory to prevent the 210 fatalities and 15,000 injuries caused each year by back-over vehicle crashes. To change this, it is now made standard that all vehicles must have a backup camera. As of 2016, around 94% of cars and trucks have offered backup cameras or other sensible backup features like sensors. The federal government stated that all 2019 all models must have a standard built-in backup camera that can display 10-20 feet in back of you.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN YOUR CAMERA
Since all cameras are created differently it is important to make sure that when you are purchasing your vehicle, you get the best.

Viewing angle and lens size is important when you are purchasing your car. It has now been regulated that a lens camera must have a viewing angle of 130 degrees. But a car can have a lens size of up to 180 degrees. Just depends on what you want to see and how clear.

Screen location is also important because you want something that will be comfortable for you. And what is going to give you the best vantage point. Mazda locates their backup camera in the middle of the driver and passenger on the top of the dash, giving their drivers the best view, without having to look down.

WHAT MAZDA DOES
Mazda aims to earn top safety picks with all their cars. In 2018, the Mazda6 and Mazda CX-5 earned IIHS Top Safety Pick and Rating. They offer great safety features that come standard in their cars because they know the importance of safety. From backup camera, blind spot monitoring, electronic parking brake and more. These are the few reasons why Mazda has top safety features.

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