Over the past couple decades, there have been a ton of advancements in automotive safety, and one of the most important has been the rear-facing backup camera. Factory-installed backup cameras became popular in the 2010s, and in 2018, the U.S. government released a mandate stating that all new vehicles sold in the country had to come with one. But what if you drive an older-model car and still want to gain that safety advantage? Luckily, there are now a bunch of aftermarket solutions with high clarity cameras and easy installation procedures.
What to Consider
At the most basic level, a backup camera is just a miniature video camera placed on the rear of the vehicle connected to a screen in the cabin. That connection is what you’ll need to pay attention to when installing a backup camera. Some kits may use…