The Australian Government is mandating reversing technologies for all new vehicles.
The new standard, Australian Design Rule 108/00 – Reversing Technologies, will apply to all types of light, medium and heavy vehicles.
The new legislation for the technologies, including reversing cameras and motion sensors, will aim to increase driver awareness of road users behind a vehicle.
“We know that reversing aids will improve visibility for drivers to minimise black spots while reversing,” said Federal Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Carol Brown.
“This new standard supports our unwavering commitment to achieving Vision Zero: zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads by 2050.”
Reversing technologies that meet the new standard must be installed in all new vehicle models from 1 November 2025.
For new vehicles made from existing models, the technology will be required to be installed from 1 November 2027.
The new Australian Design Rule and its full impact assessment are available here.
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