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Mirror prototype that eliminates blind spots

A side mirror that eliminates the dangerous "blind spot" for drivers has now received a U.S. patent. The subtly curved mirror, invented by Drexel University mathematics professor Dr. R. Andrew Hicks, dramatically increases the field of view with minimal distortion.

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by drumrave

submitted June 7th 2012

7 comments
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Mirror prototype that eliminates blind spots
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awesome its about time. 'cause turning my head and doing a shoulder check was next to impossible to do. or so it seems with some drivers
5 years ago
I hate people that deliberately ride in my blind spot. I've been in a handful near misses because of that shit. Even when I do turn my head and check
5 years ago
here's the article if you care to read it
http://phys.org/news/2012-06-math-professor-side-mirror-patent.html
they won't be put on any manufactured cars anytime soon but they will be available as an after market thing
5 years ago
it'll never get DOT approval as it distorts the range of the view.
5 years ago
I can see how this new mirror might be dangerous, the difference in perceived distance is easily 100 ft.
5 years ago
I bought a set of these years ago for my truck out of Performance magizine I believe, or some magizine. They came with a bunch of sticky tabs on then and you just stuck them on over your existing mirrors.
5 years ago
I bought several and put over my bed - no blind spots!
5 years ago
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