New Rearview Mirrors to Detect Blind Spots
Feb. 26, 2019—Gentex has plans for a system to detect a blind spot threat and automatically show a video feed of it in part of the rearview mirror, reported CNET.
The Cadillac CT6 offered a video rearview mirror a couple years ago, but actively presenting blind-spot video feeds would be unprecedented, according to the report. A recent study of the effectiveness of blind-spot monitoring tech found it reduces lane-change crash involvement by 14 percent in cars that have it.
If the video mirror were to blow a fuse or break, Gentex says all video mirrors would retain reflective glass as well–something federal regulations are most likely to require.