Ford's savvy Smart Mirror allows the driver to see blindsided traffic or pedestrians

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Ford Smart Mirror
Ford Smart Mirror

Ford's Smart Mirror is a high-definition screen that clearly displays a panoramic view – twice the width of a conventional mirror.

Features automatic brightness control for optimum visibility in daylight and at night.

The mirror could benefit businesses by reducing costly accident damage.

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Ford's new Smart Mirror looks precisely like an ordinary rearview mirror but is actually a high-definition screen that displays a panoramic view.

It is twice the width of a conventional mirror that allows the driver to see pedestrians and other vehicles that may be out of view.

The driver can monitor everything from a live feed from a rear camera that features automatic brightness control for optimum visibility in daylight and night.

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The system is beneficial mainly for delivery drivers making frequent drop-offs in cities, where they are more likely to encounter those on bikes, e-scooters or foot. Vulnerable road users accounted for 70% of road accident fatalities in Europe's urban areas in 2019.

Furthermore, it can also benefit businesses by reducing the need for costly accident damage repairs and potentially contributing to lower insurance premiums.

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