Ford is introducing a “Smart Mirror”, a new system that looks exactly like a regular rear view mirror – but is a high-definition screen that displays a panoramic view behind a van. The Smart Mirror helps drivers spot cyclists, pedestrians, and other vehicles which may be behind them, even when windowless rear doors or partitions are in the way.
Ford’s new mirror could be particularly beneficial for delivery drivers making frequent drop-offs in cities, where they are more likely to encounter those on motorcycles, bicycles, or on foot. Ford’s new mirror could benefit businesses by reducing the need for costly accident damage repairs, as well as potentially contributing to lower insurance premiums. Fitting the system may also improve uptime – the time when commercial vehicles are working on the road.
WATCH how Ford’s Smart Mirror works: