A couple of weeks ago, we reported that Nissan would show off its Smart Rearview Mirror at the 2014 New York Auto Show. Well, not only did it appear at the annual event, but it was also named the 2014 Traffic Safety Achievement Award recipient, "a recognition given annually to organizations and individuals that help create a safer environment for motorists and pedestrians."
According to Nissan, the Smart Rearview Mirror is the world's first LCD monitor that not only provides clear rearward visibility under various conditions, "but also allows the driver the ability to switch between the LCD monitor and the traditional rearview mirror."
"Safety is a top priority for Nissan, and our products continue to evolve to meet regulations and consumer expectations," said Nissan North America product planning vice president Pierre Loing. "By improving rearward visibility, we hope Smart Rearview Mirror will help make roads safer with potential ancillary benefits for vehicle design."
While rearward visibility through conventional rearview mirrors can be obstructed by tall passengers or luggage stacked high in the rear compartment, the Smart Rearview Mirror solves these problems by making rearward visibility free from in-vehicle obstructions through a high-resolution camera mounted at the rear of the vehicle.
Nissan will first introduce its Smart Rearview Mirror to its home market of Japan, before rolling it out to global markets "in the near future."
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