The digital rear-view mirror offers an enhanced field of vision and greater clarity for the driver, compared to conventional mirrors. Using a system of cameras positioned on the sides of the vehicle, the digital rear-view mirror gives the driver optimal visibility, by displaying real-time images of what’s happening at the sides of the vehicle and eliminating blind spots.
Conventional rear-view mirrors provide a simple reflection of what’s happening at the sides and rear of the vehicle, and are exposed to environmental conditions such as rain, snow, or no light or too much light, which can affect the driver’s visibility. Apart from contributing to compliance with Regulation No 46 (R46),digital rear-view mirrors offer extensive and clear visibility in harsh environmental conditions, day and night.
The mirror monitor makes it possible to adjust the visibility and adapt it to harsh rain, snow, sun or dust conditions. Besides providing sharp, high-definition images, the mirror allows adjustment of elements such as brightness, night vision, and horizontal and vertical position, which the driver can adapt depending on environmental conditions.
Blind spots pose a hazard to all types of vehicles,especially larger ones. Conventional mirrors have a limited field of vision, which can often hide moving objects, such as vehicles or pedestrians. The digital rear-view mirror offers an enhanced field of vision, eliminating blind spots and improving driving safety.
The digital rear-view mirror also provides the driver with a guide to how far other vehicles are from the sides of the vehicle, allowing the driver to change lane safely. Using a colour guide system, the driver can see how far other vehicles are from the sides of their vehicle, and calculate when to change lane safely.
With the introduction of digital rear-view mirrors, conventional rear-view mirrors are eliminated, resulting in an effective reduction in vehicle size, a reduction in the number of incidents due to breakages of conventional rear-view mirrors, and improved consumption by reducing vehicle drag.
The digital rear-view mirror offers many advantages compared to conventional mirrors: its ability to eliminate blind spots, adjust visibility to adverse conditions, improve vehicle performance and provide information to make safe lane changes, all adds up to great value when it comes to assisting driving and improving road safety.