IIHS Puts Backup Cameras, Parking Sensors To The Test

Rearview cameras are widely regarded as one of the more essential safety features and technologies on new vehicles. Research suggests that rearview cameras do decrease the risk of backup collisions, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Transportation (NHTSA) added the technology to its list of recommended features in its safety ratings last September. Yet when the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tested whether rearview cameras help drivers avoid “backover” crashes into pedestrians, the results were less than conclusive.