Auto Dimming Mirror Technology Saves Lives

Here at our Kiefer Kia location, we spend plenty of time helping drivers on the road to stay safe. To this end, we promote vehicles that support special auto-dimming rearview mirror technology.

High beams from trucks and other vehicles can cause significant loss of driver visual awareness. Plus, high beam headlights can also cause temporary vision blockage for well over a second after these headlights disappear. This loss of vision can cause loss of vehicular control and even accidents.

Auto-dimming mirrors work to prevent this from happening with special electrochemical gels. These gels lie behind the mirror surfaces and connect to proprietary electrodes. When high-intensity beams hit these mirrors, special cameras or other light-sensitive technologies inform an onboard microprocessor of the situation. This small computer then uses special signals to tell the gel to darken in color, thus reducing headlight intensity and improving driver vision. It is no exaggeration to say that these technologies can and do save lives.

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