From a safety perspective, it would be beneficial to mute the audio when the car is in reverse.
This feature may help to hear the bicycle you’re crunching or the child’s scream.
I am truly surprised this isn’t a federal law, and I have yet to own a vehicle that this is implemented in. I have been told it does exist in one or more high-end cars, but not sure which one(s).
Moderator: If you’re running over toys or children, perhaps it’s time to stop driving! We confirmed the feature exists in some VW/Audi/Ford models. Oddly, quite a few cars lock the controls in reverse so you can’t mute or change the volume. In the Tesla, you can always manually mute the audio with a tap on the left-scroll wheel.