NEW YORK, March 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Rear View Safety, an industry leader in the sales and distribution of vehicle safety solutions, including backup camera systems, backup sensor systems, driver fatigue systems, mobile DVR's, and dash cameras, has always been ahead of the times. The Brooklyn based company wants to help operators become compliant the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 111 law.
The new requirement regulates a necessary view behind a vehicle. The field of view extended area is a 10-foot by 20-foot space directly behind the vehicle. The rule applies to vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of under 10,000 pounds, with phase-in effective May 2017 and full compliance required May 1st, 2018. Click here for a video explaining more about the regulation.
Most Rear View Safety cameras can comply with FMVSS 111. The company has also released a line of cameras specifically addressing the regulation. The RVS-659 Flush Mount Backup Camera (FMVSS 111 Compliant) mounts flush to the back of the vehicle and is fully compliant with the new regulation regardless of where it is placed on the vehicle*. The RVS-659 also has 700 TV lines and a 170° viewing angle.
"We are very excited about the launch of the RVS-659," said Rear View Safety Director of Sales Jean-Paul Weaver. "We fully understand the law, and this knowledge allows our OEM outfitters and other partners to feel confident they comply with the law when they install and use our products," continued Weaver.
This is a great day for automotive safety and a long time coming. This new regulation will save lives in addition to creating a concrete standard.
To find out more information about FMVSS 111, the RVS-659, or to learn more about the company in general, please visit the organization's official website today at https://www.rearviewsafety.com/
*Camera must be installed between 20"-55" off the ground and in a range of 12" in either direction from the center of the vehicle.
SOURCE Rear View Safety