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NHTSA Recognizes Honda, Acura for Advanced Technology Features

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March 13, 2014—Honda announced Wednesday that nearly all Honda and Acura models with rearview camera systems will become the first vehicles in the industry to be recognized by the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for having met its Advanced Technology Feature performance criteria.

Honda said its efforts in the area of enhanced driver visibility have also been recognized by the NHTSA as part of its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).

"Rearview cameras are an integral part of Honda's approach to enhance driver visibility," said Art St. Cyr, vice president of product planning and logistics at American Honda. "By the 2015 model year all Honda and Acura models will have rearview cameras standard on all models, yet another example of how our company is committed to enhancing the visibility and safety of our customers and everyone on the road."  

The addition of rearview video systems to NHTSA's list of recommended Advanced Technology Features was intended to encourage manufacturers to improve the rearview visibility of their motor vehicle fleet. The NCAP Advanced Technology Features also include forward collision warning and lane departure warning systems.

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