Rearview Camera’s to Come Standard in All Buick Models by 2015!
Some big news recently was release by Buick and we couldn’t be more excited.
In fact, we think many of you will be as equally as excited!
We’re all aware of the fact Buick customers place a high priority on safety and the latest technology. Because of this, it’s prompted the US automaker to make rearview cameras comestandard on every model in 2015. These cameras offer a wider and more accurate view of what is directly behind the vehicle, with the objective being the avoidance of backing accidents, which can include objects, other cars and people.
A study conducted by the Transportation Research Institute at the University of Michigan indicated that vehicles equipped with rearview cameras were involved in fewer backup collisions. In the crash scenarios used within the study, 97 percent were collisions with a second vehicle. This aligns with data regarding crashes in the US.
Kelley Blue Book analyst, Karl Brauer, stated that while rearview cameras have not yet become standard equipment on all vehicles, the devices are similar to air conditioning and power windows on new cars. Many buyers consider the cameras to be a necessary feature, especially those with small children.
The line of 2015 Buick vehicles, including the Encore all-wheel drive, LaCrosse, Verano, Enclave and Regal without optional rear air bags, have earned a 5-Star rating for overall safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program.
In addition, all of the Buick 2015 vehicles come standard with other safety features such as Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning. These technologies make Buick one of the safest brands of vehicle on the road.
Each Buick is also equipped with the OnStar Automatic Crash Response, which is active for the first six months of ownership. When a collision occurs, the vehicle is automatically connected to an Emergency Advisor, who has received special training for crash scenarios. The driver can immediately ask for assistance. If the driver is unable to respond to the adviser, emergency personnel are dispatched to the location indicated by the GPS system.
U.S. vice president of Buick and GMC, Duncan Aldred, emphasized the importance of vehicle safety to customers. He stated that while the current product line has earned respect for safety features, the brand is always looking ahead and striving to be a leader in vehicle safety.
Buick is an American brand that provides luxury vehicles, with an emphasis on comfort and technology coupled with performance efficiency. The brand has become more attractive to customers outside the United States due to award-winning design in both North America and China.