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Rear-view cameras to be required by 2014

Roger Ford

Federal regulators are expected to announce this week that by 2014 all passenger cars will be required to come with rear-view cameras to help passengers see what’s behind them while they back up. While this will accelerate the trend of cameras becoming widespread in public places, the privacy implications seem minor compared with the safety gains. It’s nonetheless kind of interesting how the Times story, at least, does not mention the privacy implications.

One Response to “Rear-view cameras to be required by 2014”

  1. Makes me wonder if the standard disorientation involved with seeing things backwards might make this less safe!

    February 28, 2012 2:22 pm at 2:22 PM