How Do Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors Work?

Perhaps every driver has experienced the aggravation of having bright lights shining into their rearview mirror. Whether it's from inconsiderate drivers or overly tall vehicles, it can not only inspire irritation but can even be dangerous if it causes the driver to develop a temporary blind spot.

Auto-dimming rearview mirrors seek to eliminate this potential safety hazard by incorporating light sensing and blocking technologies directly into the mirror itself. Using a sensor built into the housing of the mirror to evaluate brightness, the mirror can release an electrical charge which stimulates a dark gel behind the glass. This gel absorbs excess light, dimming bright objects while still reflecting them for the driver.

If you'd like a look at this new technology, stop by Acura of Johnston, where we have a range of vehicles to choose from. You can take one out on the road for a test drive and ask any questions you may have about auto-dimming rearview technology.



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