How Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors Work

When you're driving, you want clarity, which is why it's important to have a clean windshield, back window, and rearview mirror. However, what happens when someone's lights are too bright at night? You may experience glare, which can cause Troxler Effect. This is a real condition that triggers temporary blindness. In fact, drivers can be blind for 2 seconds or more because of headlight glare in the rearview mirror due to this effect.

However, new developments have changed the way your rearview mirror handles glare. Now it can instantly detect glare and deflect it away. If you are driving at night and experience temporary blindness, then you could use an auto-dimming rearview mirror or electrochromic mirror.

Auto-dimming uses sensors and a microprocessor to trigger your mirror to change to compensate for glare. While this feature wasn't common in standard vehicles, it's now available in base trims. You can see all of the new vehicles with this feature when you visit MINI of Burlington located in Shelburne, VT.

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