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New-Nissan-camera-technologyNissan have revealed their new Smart rear-view camera technology. This will fully be on display at the Geneva Motor Show as they also unveil the new Nissan Juke, the Nissan BladeGlider concept and the production model of the Nissan e-NV200 van.

Nissan’s new rear-view mirror technology uses an LCD screen which displays images from a high resolution camera based at the rear of the car. This means that clear and obstructed views of behind the car will be displayed for the driver no matter if passengers or luggage gets in the way.

This type of technology has been seen before, it is nothing new. We’ve seen it on concept cars at motor shows for years. However it has failed to become a permanent feature upon real world vehicles. Nissan hopes to be the first to bring the technology into the worldwide car market.


How Nissan plan to introduce the technology

Nissan have taken innovative steps to ensure that this happens. One includes allowing the driver to change between the high definition camera view and the standard mirror. This means that if something was to happen to the LCD screen, the driver would still be able to view the back the vehicle.

Another step is the camera displaying clear and crisp images no matter what the conditions may be. Usually car camera systems can be affected from sun glare, dark or other vehicle headlights. These type of visual issues have been eliminated according to Nissan.

Many would bet that Nissan’s new system will be successful especially given their track record with such technology. They were the first to develop the Around View Monitor, which essentially makes parking easier giving a birds eye view of the vehicle and it’s surroundings. It combines the feeds of four different cameras to do so.

Andy Palmer, the Chief Planning Officer and Executive Vice President of Nissan said “Smart rearview mirror will give our customers the best possible view no matter how tall the passengers in the back seat, or the road conditions. It also offers the possibility of new and exciting designs for our upcoming models because Smart rear-view mirror is an alternative to a very wide rear window for good visibility. We’ll have the flexibility to create new shapes, and to further improve aerodynamics for better fuel efficiency.”

Japan, Nissan’s home country will be the first to experience the technology with it being made an optional extra on standard vehicles this Spring. Here in the UK, we can expect to see Nissan’s new rear-view technology in 2015.