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NHTSA approves hybrid rearview mirror display in Cadillac CT6, Bolt EV

Secretary Foxx says Gentex's Full Display Mirror will be legal.

GM wants to use Gentex's Full Display Mirror in the Cadillac CT6 and the Chevy Bolt EV. Yesterday, the NHTSA said that would be just fine.

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Continental's 360-degree camera system goes next level with 3D

Automotive camera technology has gone from providing low-res, grainy images from a single perspective to practically photo quality from any angle, in just a few years. There's no stopping the march of progress, though, because Continental is already demoing what it thinks is the next evolution of the tech that gives a true birds-eye-view.

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IIHS says rearview cameras more effective alone than with parking sensors

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 mirrors, and combining those and backup cams together was actually more dangerous in some cases.

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Federally mandated backup camera legislation heating up again [w/poll]

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 mandate that all new cars be fitted with a backup camera. The goal? To reduce the number of people – es

After Years Of Delays, Rear Visibility Requirements Move Closer To Reality

But safety advocates are concerned new regulations won't include a backup camera mandate

Regulations that would require automakers to improve rear-view visibility on all new cars and light trucks are nearing completion.

Group Sues Transportation Dept. Over Rearview Camera Delays

Safety advocates want a rule issued mandating rearview cameras

On the evening of October 19, 2002, Dr. Greg Gulbransen stepped out of his house to move his sport utility vehicle into the driveway. He didn't realize his two-year-old son had followed him.

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Move to mandate rearview cameras could boost car prices by $200

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 to be equipped with cameras in an effort to make cars safer. Jeffrey N. Ross

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NHTSA ready to submit rearview camera mandate to Congress [UPDATE]

About 100 children and over 200 adults die every year because drivers accidentally back over them. It's a sad statistic that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration feels can be prevented if all new vehicles come standard with backup cameras.

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VW phasing out rearview cameras thanks to quake shortages?

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, Volkswagen

NHTSA proposes mandatory backup cameras by 2014

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is proposing new regulations to mandate back-up cameras in all passenger cars, trucks, minivans and buses with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less. If the proposed law goes into effect, automakers must get 10 percent of the fleet in compliance by 2012, 40 percent by 2013 and 100 percent of new vehicles by 2014.

Check Your Rear: NHTSA compiles backup death statistics

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 Hi