The Ford Fiesta is the latest vehicle to offer a rear facing camera screen integrated into its rearview mirror with Ford U.K. offering it as an option on all models from Edge to Titanium. It’s one of those clever ideas that seems obvious once you see it, and it’s slowly gaining traction. Mazda brought the system to the U.S. in 2007 and Toyota introduced it into Europe last year on the Corolla Verso. Ford also has the technology available on other models.
Since automobile safety features have historically come at a premium, car maunfacturers are beginning to offer features like the rearview camera either as a standard or at a lower-priced option. We should see this technology integrated into more and more brands and models in the coming years. It’s certainly a nice addition to be able to see panoramically to the rear without breaking your neck.