Mount E-Z Pass away from front-facing cameras

An E-Z Pass needs to be mounted on a vehicle’s windshield, but that's where a vehicle's front-facing camera is.
An E-Z Pass needs to be mounted on a vehicle’s windshield, but that's where a vehicle's front-facing camera is. | File photo

With new vehicles being equipped with advanced safety features, drivers are wondering where they should place their E-Z Pass.

The confusion is due to the fact the E-Z Pass needs to be mounted on the vehicle’s windshield, but the safety features are relying on information from the front-facing camera that is mounted to the inside of the windshield, behind the rearview mirror. Among these safety features are dynamic radar cruise control, forward collision alert and land departure warning.

“Front-facing cameras on newer vehicles send a tremendous amount of information at an incredible rate of speed and are obviously very sensitive,” West Herr Automotive Group technology specialist Andy Parks said in a blog post. “The rules that I would follow for placing my E-Z Pass in my vehicle with advanced safety features would be to make sure it's at least 6 inches from the front-facing camera, and somewhere that did not in anyway obstruct my view of the road.”

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