Backup cameras are an excellent creature comfort that is now mandatory for all new vehicles sold in 2018 and beyond. However, there’s still a rather large issue that doesn’t have a solid solution. When a pickup truck owner folds the tailgate down, a backup camera becomes instantly useless.
So, The Fast Lane Truck dedicated an entire video to come up with a potential solution to the problem. It’s not a rare occurrence, either. When an owner lays the tailgate down to haul something, the camera then points toward the ground rather than behind the truck. And it’s not just a Chevrolet or GMC problem. Every truck on the market suffers from the issue.
There are a handful of options that could work. Perhaps the camera could swivel to still provide a view behind the truck with the tailgate down, or a secondary camera could kick in when the system detects the tailgate has been folded down.
Or, maybe you have a better solution. Is it a problem that needs solving? Sound off below and check out the video discussion up above.