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Nissan's 'Smart' Rear-View Mirror Displays Video

April 14, 2014

Photo courtesy of Nissan.
Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan is reinventing rear-view mirrors with its Smart Rearview Mirror — an LCD monitor that integrates a backup camera that the automaker will show on a 2014 Rogue at the New York International Auto Show.

The Smart Rearview Mirror allows a driver to switch between the LCT monitor and a traditional rear-view mirror. When in LCD mode, the mirror operates as a monitor to display images from a high-resolution camera allowing the driver to gain a clear view of the rear of the vehicle.

The mirror uses a high-performance, narrow-angle camera producing 1.3 million pixel images and a specially shaped LCT monitor with an aspect ratio of 4:1 compared to traditional aspect ratios of 4:3 or 16:9.

Nissan plans to introduce the mirror to global markets in the next few years after an initial rollout to Japanese customers before summer.

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  1. 1. Tim Lazaroe [ April 18, 2014 @ 02:57PM ]

    Very clever idea to integrate and allow switching between mirror and video. While we sell lots of backup camera systems (http://www.rvcams.com), we agree that it's foolish to remove mirrors altogether, as Tesla and apparently some other manufacturers are requesting permission to do. A reliable backup to your video backup system is wise.

 

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