How Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors Work

Auto-dimming rearview mirrors may be the evolution that saves lives from something so simple. The issue with rearview mirrors at night is that it can catch glare, blinding some drivers who have sensitivities to headlights. This is due to something called a Troxler Effect. However, the latest vehicle's now have rearview mirrors that are made with auto-dimming features.

How does this work? These mirrors use a camera or photodiode to track and detect glare, making changes to your mirror so that it's deflected. These changes are made in real-time, so that you can avoid glare at all times while driving. This has been a life-saving feature for those who used to get caught in headlines while driving on the highway. The Troxler Effect has caused temporary blindness for up to 2 seconds or more in some drivers.

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