Backup Cameras Explained

Since May 2018, any vehicle weighing less than 10,000 pounds must have a rearview monitoring system. The federal regulation includes cars, SUVs, pickups, and vans. Government statistics indicate that 210 fatalities and approximately 15,000 injuries occur when a vehicle backs up and collides with a person. Approximately 31 percent of the fatalities involve children younger than five years of age.

Rear-facing cameras not only enable drivers to see directly behind the vehicle, but they also extend the field of vision down and side-to-side. The cameras are beneficial whether back out of a space or when parking. Many vehicles feature an audible alarm that lets drivers know when an obstacle is detected. The infotainment system display also illustrates colored lines that guide the vehicle. The lines change color from green to red when danger is apparent. The cameras are also useful when attempting to hook up a trailer.

The vehicles in our Anchorage, AK BMW of Anchorage inventory are equipped with backup cameras and other up-to-date technology. Browse through our selection.

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