Magna International Inc. has developed a pair of camera-equipped mirrors that allow drivers to see video of their surroundings as they drive.
It's the latest development in the Canadian auto parts maker's effort to gain a stronger foothold in the onboard camera market.
The ClearView system is designed to help improve visibility while changing lanes, backing out of a parking space or driving with a vehicle full of passengers or cargo.
The exterior sideview mirror combines a self-cleaning camera with a traditional sideview mirror to display a live video 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,” the company said in a statement.
The new hybrid mirror can also come equipped with turn signals, ground illumination and surround-view cameras.