Backup camera technology
More and more we are seeing advances in rear view camera technology being deployed in automobiles, trucks and other vehicles designed to make our highways safer. Vehicle manufacturers are deploying this technology at an amazing rate. By the year 2020, we will see over 109 million rear visibility technology deployed in vehicles in America as the article below explains.
Automakers view cameras as essential safety devices | 2016-01-04 | Assembly Magazine
“For decades, motorists have depended on side view and rearview mirrors when changing lanes or backing up. But, the good old glass mirror is slowly being replaced by cameras, sensors and display screens.
Cameras are a key component of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) technology that is being mandated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The organization recently issued a final rule requiring rear visibility technology in all new vehicles under 10,000 pounds, including buses and trucks, by the summer of 2018.
The goal is to significantly reduce the risk of fatalities and serious injuries caused by back over accidents. According to the NHTSA, those types of incidents account for an average of 210 fatalities and 15,000 injuries annually in the United States. Children under 5 years old account for 31 percent of back over fatalities each year, while adults 70 years of age and older account for 26 percent.
“The coming years will see vision systems grow even further with technologies like lane departure warning and traffic sign recognition gaining importance in many markets,” says Arunprasad Nandakumar, mobility team leader at Frost & Sullivan Inc.
Vision technology is currently available in many luxury cars, pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles. Even some mass-market cars, such as the Honda Civic and Toyota Camry, already include backup cameras as standard equipment.
Strategy Analytics Inc. predicts that automotive camera volumes will grow more than 23 percent annually between now and the end of the decade, exceeding 109 million units by 2020.
“There is also typically a requirement for a high dynamic range, so that any on-board systems can still function in challenging lighting conditions, such as low winter sun or when entering and leaving tunnels,” says Riches.” http://www.assemblymag.com/articles/93169-automakers-view-cameras-as-essential-safety-devices
The cost of this technology is under $200 for most systems which is relatively low when compared to the benefits derived. If your current vehicle does not employ this technology you might want to visit this web site to explore the posiblility of purchasing this amazing camera technology.