Nissan Demonstrates Smart Rearview Mirror

While the very purpose of a rearview mirror is to see what's behind you, Nissan is looking ahead. The Japanese automaker demonstrated a prototype of its Smart Rearview Mirror during the 2014 New York International Auto Show, and Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays was there to check it out. The system works similarly to a conventional backup camera, but instead broadcasts unobstructed real-time images to the driver's rearview mirror at the flip of a switch. Catching a glimpse of the newfangled mirror in a mass-produced car is years off, so for now get Mays' reflections by watching the video above.

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Comments 

Soakee

A truly "smart" rear-view mirror would block any blue lights from view.

JTH

Ok, let me see if I have this straight - in regular mirror-mode you see what's behind you. In camera-mode you.... see what's behind you. Hey what an amazing innovation!

J

JTH,

In Camera mode, they show the image from behind the vehicle and without the B,C,D-pillar in the way...

DLB

What's wrong with a REGULAR mirror AND a backup camera?

JDW

Better yet, do away with windows altogether, just give us viewscreens and cameras... Star Trek has arrived!

J

DLB,

This is not for reverse but rather normal driving.

DLB

Fine then. Just a normal mirror.

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