Magna Shines a Light on Blind Spots with its ClearView Vision Systems

  • Combines camera technology with mirrors
  • Project builds on more than 25 years’ experience in mirrors and cameras
  • ClearView technology offers enhanced rearward vision

Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that nearly 840,000 blind spot accidents occur each year in the United States, resulting in 300 fatalities. Magna International,  has developed ClearView to help improve visibility while changing lanes, backing out of a parking space, or driving with a vehicle full of cargo.

The ClearView outside mirror combines a self-cleaning camera with a regulatory compliant side-view mirror to display a live feed inside the vehicle. The camera is mounted on the mirror beyond the widest point of the vehicle to achieve a maximum field of view, enhance the driver’s awareness and improve safety. It also can include features such as turn signals, ground illumination and surround-view cameras.

The ClearView inside mirror features the ability to switch between a traditional rear-view mirror and a full-size video display. The video is a live feed from a camera mounted at the back of a vehicle and provides an unobstructed view of what’s behind. This can be particularly helpful if passengers and/or cargo inside the vehicle restricts the driver’s view using the traditional rear-view mirror.

“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,” said John O’Hara, President of Magna Closures and Mirrors.

Source: Magna