Magna International a leading company in camera-based advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and mirrors has developed side-view mirror with a camera. It’s ClearView system to help improve visibility while changing lanes, backing out of a parking space, or driving a vehicle full of cargo.
The ClearView outside mirror integrates with a self-cleaning camera with a regulatory compliant side-view mirror to display a live feed inside the vehicle. The camera, mounted on the mirror beyond the widest point of the vehicle to achieve a maximum field of view, enhances the driver’s awareness and improve safety. It also can include Features such as turn signals; ground illumination and surround-view cameras are an attraction of the vehicle.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration highlights the risk from nearly 840,000 blind spot accidents occurring each year in the United States resulting in 300 fatalities.
The ClearView inside mirror is able to switch between a traditional rear-view mirror and a full-size video display. A camera mounted on the back of a vehicle provides a live feed video of the unobstructed view of what’s behind. This can be particularly helpful if passengers and/or cargo inside the vehicle obstruct the driver’s view using the traditional rear-view mirror.
John O’Hara, President of Magna Closures and Mirrors, commented, “The ClearView system combines our leading vision-based expertise with our unmatched mirror capabilities to create a solution that increases safety and gives the driver more information about their immediate surroundings.
MAGNA with 321 manufacturing operations and 102 product development, engineering and sales centers in 29 countries have complete vehicle engineering and contract manufacturing expertise. The company has wide range of product capabilities, electronic and software capabilities.