Nissan has announced the development of the Smart rearview mirror, which will be on display at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
According to the Japanese automaker, the Smart rearview mirror provides clear rearward visibility and is the world’s first LCD monitor housed within the structure of a traditional rearview mirror.
The mirror uses a high-resolution camera mounted on the rear of the vehicle and provides the driver with an unobstructed view of the rear flanks, revealing blind spots and other traffic conditions. In addition, there’s a versatile switch function in order to go back to a traditional rearview mirror. Compared to the standard mirror however, the LCD monitor gives a wider and clearer view and can provide a crisp image in a variety of environmental conditions including rain, snow, dawn and dusk.
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The Japanese automaker plans on incorporating the Smart rearview mirror in its ZEOD RC race car that will be competing at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. It will then head to global markets next year.
“Smart rearview mirror will give our customers the best possible view no matter how tall the passengers in the back seat, or the road conditions.” said Andy Palmer, Chief Planning Officer and executive Vice President of Nissan. “It also offers the possibility of new and exciting designs for our upcoming models because Smart rearview mirror is an alternative to a very wide rear window for good visibility.”
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