How Does a Backup Camera Work?

While your rearview mirror is an invaluable tool, it does have limitations to its scope. Federal guidelines for new vehicles under 10,000 pounds require that they come equipped with a backup camera, which broadens the rear viewing angle and helps the driver to avoid obstructions that might otherwise have gone unseen.

Combining a sensor system with a rear-facing camera allows cars to monitor cross traffic obstructions to the rear, even below the height that the driver would be able to see with their own eyes. The vehicle's computer reverses the image of the camera, so it corresponds to the driver's orientation rather than simply displaying it as it is perceived. This allows drivers to correctly identify and respond to items in their path.

If you'd like to test drive a vehicle with a backup camera, stop by Don Beyer Volvo Cars of Winchester in Winchester, VA. We have plenty of models with this exciting new feature and are on hand to answer any questions you may have.

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