NTEA's Rear Visibility FMVSS 111 Field of View (Rearview Camera) Conformity Resources

full rear visibility conformance in effect as of may 1, 2018

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 — is in effect as of May 1, 2018. The requirement is applicable to vehicles with a 10,000 pound gross vehicle weight rating or less. Conformance to the equivalent regulation in Canada is not required until May 2019, and no phase-in period is included.

Available resources (NTEA member login may be required):


  • Truck equipment distributors and upfitters that upfit vehicles in gross vehicle weight ranges governed by the new regulation may need to install or relocate the rearview camera and make sure all other requirements are met.
  • Fleet managers will want to understand the new regulation to monitor compliance with FMVSS 111 for their upfitted vehicles.
  • Equipment manufacturers will want to better understand any design implications for truck-mounted equipment that may impact rearview camera placement and assist upfitter customers in their FMVSS 111 conformance responsibilities.
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