Phillips REAR-VU Backup Camera for Trucking

Phillips Industries

Phillips Introduces REAR-VU™

The Industry’s First Universal Backup Camera System

Irvine, CA – (Trailer Technician) – Phillips Industries announces the launch of the REAR-VU™ Backup Camera, a cutting-edge safety and visibility tool designed for the commercial trucking sector. The pioneering technology is easily accessible and promises to transform trailer maneuverability and safety with its advanced features and capabilities.

Phillips REAR-VU

Stable Connection and Seamless Integration

Phillips REAR-VU Backup Camera is uniquely designed to ensure that ANY driver can connect with ANY trailer equipped with the device, providing ease of use and unmatched accessibility. This universal compatibility is complemented by a robust and stable proprietary WiFi connection that extends over 70 feet, ensuring reliable and continuous service.

REAR-VU integrates with any ELD navigation system, and updates to the system are streamlined through over-the-air firmware updates, ensuring that the system updates automatically without the need for complicated manual upgrades.

Enhanced Driver Confidence and Expanded Capabilities

The camera has a 170-degree wide viewing angle, clear visibility of the bumpers and doors, over 50ft of visibility behind the trailer, and ultra-low latency of less than 0.25 seconds for real-time viewing. Phillips REAR-VU enhances driver confidence and situational awareness, mitigates damage to the trailer, cargo and other obstacles, and keeps pedestrians safe.

In addition to its function as a backup camera, REAR-VU can also be used continuously while driving like a rearview mirror, allowing drivers to monitor traffic behind them and make safer lane changes.

Dedicated App for Enhanced Functionality

REAR-VU includes a free, dedicated mobile application available for both iOS and Android devices that enhances user experience by simplifying the setup process—drivers simply download the app, select the trailer they’re pulling, and start viewing, making the system operational within minutes.

Phillips Rear-Vu Installed

Simple Installation

REAR-VU doubles as a dual function marker light and is designed for easy installation and maximum durability. The camera mounts with two bolts or rivets over the rear center marker light and connects directly into the existing trailer harness using .180 bullets, ensuring that it can be easily adopted across various trailer types. The REAR-VU camera can be configured to work with both standard and offset swing and roll door configurations, and is fully compatible with dual-mode center clearance brake lights as required in the Canadian market.

A New Standard in Industry Safety

“Phillips Industries has always been committed to keeping our roads safe,” said Rob Phillips, CEO of Phillips Industries. “With the introduction of the REAR-VU Backup Camera, we are not just offering a product but a new vision for industry safety and efficiency. The positive response that we have received so far confirms that we are meeting a critical need which we are very proud of.”

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Based in Irvine, CA, USA, Phillips Industries is a leading innovator and manufacturer of advanced electrical and air brake system components for the commercial truck and trailer industry. For nearly a century, Phillips Industries has been the benchmark for quality and innovation. Phillips products are standard position on nearly 100% of Class 8 trucks and on more than 80% of all trailers manufactured in North America. The evolving needs of commercial vehicle operators continue to drive product development to address the changing dynamics of the industry. Phillips has manufacturing and distribution facilities throughout North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe. Its manufacturing facilities have earned top-quality accreditations, including ISO/IATF 16949 and ISO 14001, and have received multiple prestigious customer awards. Phillips maintains active membership in key industry associations, including TMC, SAE, ATA, Heavy Duty Manufacturing Association, and various state trucking associations.

Phillips Industries, Phillips Europe, Phillips Asia Pacific, Phillips de Mexico, Phillips Innovations, Phillips Connect, and Phillips Motorsports are entities under the Phillips Family umbrella. Together, they provide comprehensive solutions that meet the evolving needs of commercial vehicle operators, with a focus on safety, security, cost reduction, and asset utilization. Phillips continues to set industry standards through its unwavering commitment to research, development, innovation, and customer-centric collaboration. For more information, please visit our website: