Nissan Smart Mirror

As it turns out, the whole “blind spot” problem could be solved with a simple camera or two, and Nissan’s on warpath to get it done with their Smart Mirror. While it’s also an actual fully functional mirror, at the push of a button a built-in high-resolution LCD screen lights up, displaying objects behind you courtesy of a 1.3 megapixel camera on the car’s tail end. Without pillars or obstructions, the camera sees all, presenting the driver with angles greater than standard reflective mirrors could ever dream of attaining. Another plus is more freedom granted to car manufacturers, giving the go-ahead to automobile styling in ways previously prohibited by norms regarding rear visibility.

Coming to passenger cars next year. Until then, read about it – albeit only next week when it’s officially announced – at Nissan News – $TBA [via]