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    Official: After years of delays, NHTSA issues backup camera rules
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    Cars being sold in the United States must come equipped with a backup camera by May 2018. Federal safety regulators finalized a rule requiring the installation of rear-view cameras Monday morning after years of delays. They believe the law will reduce the number of pedestrians killed each year ...

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    Study: IIHS says rearview cameras more effective alone than with parking sensors
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    Rearview cameras sound like a good bet if you're concerned about safety, but a new study just published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety indicates that their benefits may be limited. Parking sensors, says the study, provided drivers with no more safety protection than using just your ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #363
    Zach Bowman returns, Detroit Auto Show, Fiat buys all of Chrysler, mandatory backup cameras, best-selling vehicles of 2013 1389141960

    Episode #363 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth and Steven Ewing welcome Zach Bowman, now with Road & Track, back for the first podcast of 2014. Topics include the 2014 North American International Auto Show next week in Detroit, Fiat purchasing all of Chrysler, the ...

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    Podcast: Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #363 LIVE!
    Detroit Auto Show preview, 2013 best-sellers, mandated backup cameras, Fiat buys Chrysler 1389044700

    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #363 tonight, where prodigal host Zach Bowman will return to join Dan Roth and Steven Ewing. Check out the topics below, drop us your questions and comments via our Q&A module, and don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't ...

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    Report: Federally mandated backup camera legislation heating up again [w/poll]
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration could finally be ready to implement a law first expected back in 2008. Automotive News is reporting that while many of us were opening presents and eating Christmas dinner, NHTSA was busy submitting a revised version of its plan that would ...

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    Report: Consumer Reports joins lawsuit against DOT over backup cameras
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    Consumer Reports' Consumers Union has joined in a lawsuit filed by Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Kids and Cars, Greg Gulbransen, M.D., and Susan Auriemma against the US Department of Transportation, over the department's failure to implement a rule mandating backup cameras in new cars ...

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    Report: Tesla working to eliminate side mirrors
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    Of all the concept car technologies, one of our favorites has been the deletion of side-view mirrors in favor of video cameras. Besides improving the look of the car, it'd lower drag and improve fuel economy. However, cost, available technology, and most importantly, the government, stand in the ...

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    Report: Backup camera rule pushed to 2015
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    Once again, the federal mandate for backup cameras has been delayed. According to Automotive News, the rule requiring backup cameras in new cars is being pushed back to 2015, reportedly because regulators are now considering giving safety rating incentives to vehicles equipped with this new ...

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    Report: NHTSA delays backup camera rules... again
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has again delayed adoption of rear visibility rules that would require backup cameras in all passenger vehicles sold in the US. It's the fourth delay in a string of setbacks dating to 2007. That's the year Congress passed legislation intended to ...

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    Report: Move to mandate rearview cameras could boost car prices by $200
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    It looks like we don't have much longer to wait to find out if rearview cameras will become the next safety device to become standard on new cars. Ray LaHood and the US Department of Transportation could put this legislation to the vote by the end of the month to require all new vehicles in 2014 ...

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    Official: 2013 GMC Acadia priced from $34,875*
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    For those who are interested in the reworked 2013 GMC Acadia, we now know how much you can look forward to forking over. Base MSRP for the 2013 version of the full-size, three-row crossover has been set at $34,875 (*not including a $825 destination charge). If you are interested in the ...

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    Rumormill: VW phasing out rearview cameras thanks to quake shortages?
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    It struck back on March 11th, 2011, but the earthquake in Japan continues to cause havoc all around the world in some unique ways. Rumor has it that if you were hoping to purchase a Volkswagen with a rearview camera, you're going to have to wait a while. According to AskaVWSalesGuy.com, ...

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    Report: NHTSA to delay backup camera regulations
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has asked Congress for more time to finalize new regualtions that would require automakers to install backup cameras in all cars by 2014. NHTSA announced the legislation in December, saying the move could save the lives of more than 100 people a ...

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    Check Your Rear: NHTSA compiles backup death statistics
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    Technology has brought about a great deal of advancements in new vehicles over the last few years. There are some electric nanny aids that many of us do without, but there are others, like rear backup cameras and warning systems, that proponents suggest could save lives. How many? If the National ...

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    Ford to offer new blind spot and hazard detection in 2009
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    We've all done it; you're halfway through a lane change and suddenly a horn sounds and snaps you to reality. Whether you failed to check your blind spot adequately, or just plain oblivious, Ford's introducing a two features to help you out. The Blind Spot Mirror and Cross Traffic Alert with Blind ...

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    CES 2007: Magna finds helpful use of LCDs in your car
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    With all the, uh, creative uses of automotive LCDs at CES, we were were starting to think there might not be any useful purpose for the things. But automotive supplier Magna has found at least two good uses for them with their ReversAid camera system. In one variation, putting the car in reverse ...

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