Mirror Technology May Reduce Night-Time Accidents

When you're driving at night, you'll want every advantage to help keep you safe. Thanks to incredibly advanced technology, more such safety equipment is becoming standard on today's new vehicles. One of these technologies is the electrochromic rearview mirror.

These mirrors automatically dim when they detect light from headlights of the car behind you. Two sensors, which are either small cameras or photodetectors, sense the glare and sends a charge through an electrochromic gel. This gel and charge combination causes a reduction in oxidation, and the darker gel fills the space between the mirror glass, which reduces the light that the driver experiences. The result is that drivers are not blinded by the headlights of the cars behind them, which leads to safer nighttime driving for all.

Stop by MINI of Portland to take a test drive of one of the vehicles that is carrying electrochromic mirrors as standard equipment.

 

 

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