Sunday, March 23, 2014
Honda First Recognized by NHTSA for Rearview Cameras
Backing out of a parking spot isn’t exactly the most challenging part of anybody’s day, but it certainly is a heck of a lot easier now than it was ten years ago thanks to the invention of the rearview camera, now standard on many 2014 model year Honda vehicles.
In fact, from talking with Pacific Honda customers that have stopped in to let us know how their new cars are treating them, we’ve heard a lot of people say that it’s now a very odd feeling trying to drive a car without a rearview camera, and there are certainly plenty of drivers that have admitted to avoiding parking lot fender benders that might have otherwise resulted in pricey insurance claims.
It’s a small technology, but it’s an important one, which is why the National Highway Safety and Traffic Administration has recently begun recognizing cars, trucks, and SUVs from automakers that feature it and other advanced safety technologies, with Honda being the first to have a huge batch of cars get official Advanced Technology Feature badges hung next to their NHTSA safety ratings.
“Rearview cameras are an integral part of Honda’s approach to enhance driver visibility,” said Art St. Cyr, vice president of product planning and logistics at American Honda. “By the 2015 model year, all Honda… models will have rearview cameras standard on all models, yet another example of how our company is committed to enhancing the visibility and safety of our consumers and everyone on the road.”
As your Certified Honda dealer near Linda Vista, we here at Pacific Honda love how much easier rearview cameras have made our customers’ lives. We’re also glad that the NHTSA chose Honda as the automaker to start making a fuss about how important technologies like these really are.