Nissan introduces a Smart rearview mirror [video]

There have been plenty of concept cars, where the rear-view camera has been replaced with a camera, but for some reasons it has not yet made it into production vehicles.

Nissan is about to change it with a very clever Smart Rearview Mirror, which is much more than an LCD monitor showing the video feed from the high-resolution camera mounted on the rear of the vehicle.

What makes it very unique and special is the ability to switch between the built-in LCD monitor and the traditional rearview mirror, depending on the driver’s preference.

Nissan just did not attach existing technology to make the Smart rearview mirror, but they developed a high-performance, narrow-angle camera and a specially-shaped LCD monitor with a unique aspect ratio of approximately 4:1.

Nissan will introduce the Smart rearview mirror next week at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show and the plan is to offer the product as a dealer option already this spring in the Japanese market. Global markets will follow in 2015.


Porsche Macan makes London debut at Harrods
Mercedes-Benz B-Class facelift spied together with the current model
Nissan GT-R NISMO driven by Olympian Chris Hoy crashes at Goodwood
McLaren P1 GTR revealed as a design concept
Crash, bang, wallop: What to do if you prang your motor
Samsung 'Safety Truck' concept uses a front camera and four rear displays to prevent collisions
Mercedes-AMG unveils GLE 450 AMG 4MATIC
Driverless cars may be around sooner than we think - the UK's first driverless car insurance policy
Global debut for Infiniti VC-Turbo engine technology
Volkswagen Amarok video challenge with new standard 3.0-litre V6 engine
How to Look After a Classic Car
Car enthusiasts hitting the virtual streets for a shot at the supercar dream
Tags: , , ,