Considered as an important safety tool, the rear-view camera is becoming popular and is used in many new cars. Though they are not standard as of now, it is expected that they’ll be mandatory safety tools by 2014.
In the US, as many as 300 people reportedly lose their life every year in accidents during backing up and 16,000 receive injury.
So, the rearview cameras are most likely to join the family of commonly used standard safety kits like airbags, ABS, electronic stability control, tire pressure monitors and Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB).
Now, the decision is to be taken by Ray LaHood from the US Department of Transportation, who is likely to put this law for voting by this month end. If passed, it will be mandatory for all vehicles to have these cameras from 2014 onward.