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Reader comment on: Mandatory Rear-View Cameras
Submitted by reggie (United States), Feb 28, 2012 13:26
Unfortunately, regulators are looking at a single solution where other solutions may be better in some cases.
For example, I like the sensor backup system that beeps much better - I have less problems with road grime effecting the performance compared to a camera - A big issue in rainy/snowy areas. My sensor still works well when I cannot see out of a rear-view camera sensor in a friends car. Sunlight can also cause issues with camera systems.
A regulation should specify a device to alert drivers rather than specify the type of device and greatly limit innovation and possible better capabilities.
What about the beeping backup noise that construction equipment uses as well? Seems like a much lower cost capability that would help in a second way of warning kids/pedestrians/other drivers.
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The Future of Capitalism replies:
Threat to hearing-impaired or deaf pedestrians.
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