Backup Cameras Explained

The federal government stipulated that all vehicles manufactured after May 2018 weighing less than 10,000 pounds must have backup or rearview cameras. The vehicles in our Bend, OR Team Kia of Bend inventory have the technology along with other amenities designed to protect all occupants. Stop by and take a test drive.

The cameras display images on the infotainment screen. In addition to relaying the scene directly behind a vehicle, the cameras also extend the view to beyond either side. Thus, the safety system detects when a person or object is approaching the rear. The driver then receives a warning to stop the vehicle to prevent a collision.

The system typically also includes guidelines shown on the screen as two parallel lines, which are designed to assist the driver to back out more easily. When the vehicle comes near another vehicle or other obstruction, the lines turn from green to yellow and red to signal possible danger. When parking or towing a trailer, the feature becomes particularly helpful.

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