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A Whole New Level of Driver Safety: All About Rear View Backup Cameras

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The backup camera in the 2017 Acura MDX

With the increase in mobile and connection technology, cars have been benefiting greatly from the added safety and security that they provide. With everything from backup cameras to help you see where you’re going to lane-departure warning systems and GPS, cars today are smarter and safer than they’ve ever been.

Backup cameras in general have been a boon for drivers. The system allows drivers to see a display of what’s directly behind their car, which helps them back up and park with increased safety and efficiency. So whether you want to buy a new car with a backup camera included, or if you want to add the device to your old car, having the system installed will make driving even easier. Here’s a quick guide to backup cameras.

How Do They Work?

A rearview backup camera works just like a regular video camera in that it displays images on a screen that drivers can look at when they back up. This helps prevent accidents and makes it easier to park.

The camera is hooked up to the display panel that comes on most new automobiles (which means you’ll have to purchase the display as well if you’re installing it yourself). There is a virtual guideline that shows the dimensions of the car so you will know exactly where you are in relation to everything behind you. The camera will also automatically turn on when you put the automobile in reverse, so you don’t even have to push any buttons for it to work. The guidelines will be green if you are safe and turn yellow and then red if you are getting too close to something.

They Make You Safer

Studies have shown that having a backup camera is much safer than going without. In fact, the cameras have been deemed safe enough that the United States will require them to be placed on all new vehicles after 2018.

They are safer because they give you a better field of view than if you just turn around in your seat when you’re backing up. Sure, you may be able to see a few feet after your car, but a backup camera allows you to see directly behind your car as well, which can help protect children and pets who may have wandered behind your vehicle.

There Are Many Models

If you’re interested in buying a car with a backup camera, or if you want to install one yourself, there are many options to choose from.

There’s the standard model that displays on the dashboard, but one of the cooler models is connected to your rearview mirror and lets you watch the camera and see what’s really going on behind you at the same time. You should have no problem finding a model that you like and will help keep you and your family safe.

You can visit this link to find out more about backup cameras.