Comfort & Safety

Sun-Sentinel Reports Backup Sensor Debate

May 1, 2006 By: Barbara G. Goode, Sensors Sensors

On March 26, South Florida's Sun-Sentinel reported that a local woman, whose two-year- old daughter was killed before her eyes as a neighbor's car backed over her, is on a mission. Legislation in Congress to make backup sensors mandatory has bipartisan support, but the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers opposes it, saying the sensors are reliable only in detecting inanimate objects and cameras are prohibitively expensive.

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