Nissan to Debut ‘Smart Rearview Mirror’
April 14, 2014—Nissan’s all-new Smart Rearview Mirror technology will be on display in a 2014 Nissan Rogue at the New York International Auto Show, April 18–27 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.
The Smart Rearview Mirror uses an LCD monitor housed within the traditional rearview mirror that can be activated in place of the conventional mirror. A high-resolution camera, mounted on the rear of the vehicle, provides the driver with a “clear, unobstructed” view of the rear of the vehicle. A switch at the bottom of the mirror allows the driver to access either the traditional or “smart” mirror functions.
"Smart Rearview Mirror will give our customers the best possible view no matter how tall the passengers in the back seat or how bad 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, ensuring that appearance no longer has to be compromised for visibility and functionality. We'll have the flexibility to create new shapes and to further improve aerodynamics for better driving dynamics and fuel efficiency."