You’re Smart,
Why Isn’t Your Rearview Mirror?

A rearview mirror is simple, and it works- but what about when you are driving around a few of your friends? Or when you're moving and your back seat is jam-packed? Or when it's dark out and there's a bright set of headlights behind you? Now Nissan has made simple smart, while keeping it simple, with the award-winning "Smart Rearview Mirror."

Smart, because it uses cameras installed at the rear of the car, allowing the driver to switch between the view fed by the cameras, and the regular mirror view. The camera view is shown on an LCD monitor that mimics the appearance of a traditional rearview mirror, but without the many potential obstructions usually found in your rearview.

Smart Rearview Mirror

Check out the benefits of a Nissan Smart rearview mirror

"Smart rearview mirror will give our customers the best possible view no matter how tall the passengers in the back seat, or the road conditions.."

– Andy Palmer, Chief Planning Officer and executive Vice President of Nissan

The high-quality mirror provides a wider and clearer view compared to regular mirrors, is especially effective in low-light conditions such as driving at night and in parking garages, and at reducing glare. The "Smart" mirror reduces problems in inclement weather by helping provide a clear image even when it is snowy or rainy.

Nissan has used high performance cameras and image processing in the past, pioneering the Around View® Monitor and the Moving Object Detection systems. Both systems make parking a cinch by using cameras mounted on the vehicle that give the driver a fuller picture of what's happening beside and around the car.

The mirror will be put into action at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in the ZEOD RC vehicle and other NISMO® race cars. The "Smart Rearview Mirror's" sharp and clear view will increase visibility for racecar drivers and soon enough, for the public too- the "Smart Rearview Mirror" is set to hit Japan as a dealer option this year and expand to other markets globally in 2015.

View with traditional mirror

The view with a traditional mirror

View with LCD Monitor

The view with the LCD monitor

"Nissan's "Smart Rearview Mirror" wins
2014 Traffic Safety Achievement Award"

– World Traffic Safety Symposium

World Traffic Safety Symposium

The "Smart Rearview Mirror" has already been recognized for its cutting-edge and innovative technology; the mirror is a recipient of the 2014 Traffic Safety Achievement Award by the World Traffic Safety Symposium at the New York International Auto Show. This award is given to those individuals and organizations that are finding ways to improve traffic safety, and the "Smart Rearview Mirror" was recognized as one of "the most cutting-edge, life-saving safety features available in vehicles today," according to the World Traffic Safety Symposium. The award is acknowledgement for Nissan’s continued effort to use and develop technology that will result in safer roadways for pedestrians and vehicles alike. 

Nissan has set a precedent by using high performance cameras and image processing in the past, pioneering the Around View® Monitor and the Moving Object Detection systems. Both systems make parking a cinch by using cameras mounted on the vehicle that give the driver a fuller picture of what’s happening beside and around the car. 

The "Smart Rearview Mirror" will be put into action at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in the ZEOD RC vehicle and other NISMO® race cars. The "Smart Rearview Mirror's" sharp and clear view will increase visibility for racecar drivers and soon enough, for the public too- the mirror is set to hit Japan as a dealer option this year and expand to other markets globally in 2015. 

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