Popular Advancements in Rear-View Camera Technology Through the Years

With the decision of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to push for the mass adoption of reversing cameras, these products become more popular and accessible to the general public. Reversing cameras are helpful devices that can help promote safety on the road. Often composed of a set of cameras with monitor, the reversing camera monitor will give the drivers a complete view of the rear when parking and reversing. And in some instances, the reversing camera system is often partnered with recording camera which captures and record activities for future use. Today, these devices are packed with features which improve the safety of drivers, passengers, and the pedestrians on the road. But before the reversing cameras have become a favored safety device, these products have passed through a series of improvement for years.

One notable improvement in reversing camera capabilities happened in 2015 when Cadillac, a division of General Motors, introduced high-resolution streaming video into its rear-view mirrors to give users a much wider view. According to its designers, the view is 300-percent greater than the field of vision shown by an average rear-view mirror. Also, this new technology will also take out other vision obstructions that are caused by pillars, rear seats or passenger seats that often cause blind spots when drivers are reversing.

Another helpful technology that was integrated with the reversing camera system is the rear automatic braking system. The inclusion of this feature has significantly reduced the number of backup crashes on the road. Although this technology is only seen in a small portion of the vehicles available on the road, the combined options managed to cut down the incidence of accidents due to backing up.

These new technologies shaped reversing camera systems into a helpful safety system for different types of vehicles. And it’s expected that new technologies and improvements may be introduced in the next few years.