NTEA offers updated resource to help upfitters meet upcoming Canadian regulations
NTEA developed the Rear Visibility F/CMVSS 111 Field of View Conformity Manual to capture the latest regulatory information in the U.S. and Canada. This edition now includes conformance mandates that take effect in Canada in 2019, providing a more complete representation of field of view requirements for commercial vehicle companies in North America.
"NTEA is offering this updated manual to the work truck industry to support anyone upfitting light vehicles," said Steve Spata, NTEA technical assistance director. "It gives guidance on performing test procedures outlined in F/CMVSS 111 related to repositioning OEM-provided cameras to meet field of view criteria."
Full FMVSS 111 rear visibility conformance in the U.S. — which includes requirements for field of view, image size, response time, deactivation, durability, default view and linger time — took effect May 1, 2018. This requirement is applicable to vehicles with a 10,000-pound (4,536-kilogram) gross vehicle weight rating or less. The full equivalent regulation in Canada is mandatory starting May 2019 and includes three-wheeled vehicles. Learn more at ntea.com/mvss111rearvisibility.
The revised manual is available for purchase separately or as part of a kit that includes a tarp with the necessary markings to facilitate test cylinder placement (already updated to reflect both U.S. and Canadian regulations); tape to properly mark test cylinders; and the manual for guidance in locating the camera for proper field of view. Visit ntea.com/shopntea to order a kit ($499 NTEA member; $649 nonmember) or just the revised manual ($199 NTEA member, $299 nonmember).
As chassis manufacturers provide information on rear vision systems, camera relocation for altered vehicles and box removal, NTEA members can access respective body builder pages at ntea.com/oemdirectory.
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