Innovative third brake light camera released for Ford Transit

A ‘must have’ feature for the 2015 Ford Transit has recently been unveiled in America. Industry leader in consumer safety advocacy and the commercial aspects of backup camera systems, Rear View Safety, released their latest product in the USA this week, which comes with a huge range of safety features. Rear View hope these will protect drivers and pedestrians all over the country.

What the ‘RVS-920 Ford Transit backup camera system’ lacks in catchy naming, it makes up for in safety specifications. The design is specific to the 2015 Ford Transit and easily integrates into the van to replace the Transit’s ‘third brake light’ system. According to the manufacturers, unless explicitly pointed out, a layman would not even be able to tell that the unit had been installed into the vehicle.

The camera system also boasts an impressive list of safety features:

  • 170 degree viewing angle – very nearly a complete panorama of the rear view of the vehicle
  • 6 infrared lights – this allows the driver the cleanest and clearest image possible, no matter the lighting conditions outside the vehicle
  • Waterproofing – the device is totally waterproof, meaning that it can perform even in the wettest weather, a reassuring factor for when this model is released in the UK
  • The third brake light is not compromised – while the RVS-920 is defined as ‘replacing’ the Ford Transit’s third brake light, this camera system also comes with a brake light installed, meaning that this feature of the van is not compromised

This product is currently only available in the USA, so don’t rush down to your Ford van dealership in Poole or other local Ford van dealer just yet. If a success, it will likely be rolled out in Ford Transit vans across the globe.

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