Backing Up your Vehicle Need Not Be Guesswork

By: Sarah Mcbride

For drivers, they all do know that when they do back up their cars, their sport utility vehicles, they luxury units, or even their pickup trucks, they could easily bump into someone or something. With this, most drivers do consider backup as something quite dangerous. This is mostly because of the fact that directly in the rear of your vehicle are those areas that they call blind spots.

However, companies and businesses who are in the auto industry do try to make sure that any problems are lessened. For example, if the being produced are mediocre, they make sure that changes are done and any kinds of problems are remedied. And as per the blind spot challenge, Gentex Corporation, which is based in Michigan, has created and developed a kind of video display that you can use when you backup your vehicle. With this one, you would be able to see what is behind your vehicle on your automatic dimming rearview mirror which is also created by Gentex.

Fred Bauer is the chief executive officer and also the chairman of Gentex. With this creation of theirs, he says, "We are excited about this product from a safety perspective, as it should help reduce the risk of backup accidents for any vehicle, many of which involve small children playing directly behind the vehicle. It also may help to prevent vehicular damage from backing up into objects that otherwise would go undetected by the driver."

You see, the display mirror actually has a part which is made up of liquid crystal display or LCD. This is where you could actually see what is in the view of the video in your vehicle's rear. When you put your car in reverse, the display lights up and you can see what is behind your vehicle. But you start to put the vehicle on drive, the display in your rearview mirror simply disappears and you get your ordinary rearview mirror.

Bauer does continue to say, "When it comes to backing up safely, nothing beats walking around the vehicle prior to moving it. But the video display mirror delivers peace of mind while backing up because it provides a view directly behind the vehicle and helps you identify potential hazards in your rearward path."

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