Innovation: Disco ball-inspired side-view mirror

One day, you will be able to reverse and or change lanes easily thanks to a wider, less distorted, all-new Disco ball-inspired side view mirror that eliminates blind spots.

“Imagine that the mirror’s surface is made of many smaller mirrors turned to different angles, like a disco ball,” said R. Andrew Hicks, a mathematics professor at Drexel, who received a patent on his mirror in May.

Hicks developed an algorithm to control the angle light bounces off the mirror making his curved mirror not act like a curved mirror.

You can argue that you can get that with your regular mirror that includes a convex spotter mirror in the upper left-hand corner but Hicks’ mirror offers a much cleaner and less distorted view.

Story Courtesy  Drexel University via Autoblog

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