Rear parking sensors or rear view cameras will soon be made compulsory for all new cars. This announcement was made by Mr. Abhay Damle, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. The step is being taken to control the increasing number of cases of small children and pedestrians getting injured due to reversing vehicles.
Studies have revealed that though the IRVM and ORVMs fail to give idea about smaller obstacles. The presence of reverse parking sensors can alert the driver of a hindrance while reversing. Thus helping in avoiding collission with the obstacle.
A notification directing all manufacturers to offer reverse parking sensors as standard on all cars is expected to be issued by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH).The Government is also planning to make speed warning systems compulsory on all cars. This is being done to curb what is believed to be the biggest cause of accidents – over-speeding.
Source : Team BHP