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On: Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 4:55PM | By: Karen Cook


The 2014 Geneva Auto Show is giving car enthusiasts a lot to get excited about. For example, Nissan has released its new Smart Rearview Mirror which should be good news to everyone—from designers to drivers—concerned with automobiles.

The new mirror was developed from information gathered from everyday Joes who wanted better rear visibility. What they are getting should resolve all issues with rear viewing. Nissan has produced a high-tech mirror with the capability of changing between a standard mirror and a high-resolution LCD monitor which is fed images from a camera mounted on the rear of the vehicle. (See picture)

This design gives the driver a wider view of what’s behind the vehicle regardless of such common obstructions such as an over-packed cargo area and tall passengers. It also does away with blind spots caused by the vehicle itself. The mirror compensates for bad lighting too, and auto adjusts for better visibility.

For vehicle engineers and designers this piece of equipment opens up a range of new possibilities to create cars which are more aerodynamically shaped which, in turn, can make them more fuel efficient. Without the need for a large pane of glass in the back of the vehicle, shapes can be molded to benefit air flow without sacrificing safety.

The new mirror will be available globally next year, but so far there is no specific date for North American consumers. There have also not been any announcements concerning the price of this feature.

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