Interesting Facts About Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors

When you evaluate what features you want in your next automobile, consider the importance of auto-dimming rearview mirrors. They are also known as electrochromic mirrors and can help to eliminate the blinding effect caused by glancing in the rearview mirror at night and seeing bright headlights.

Auto-dimming mirrors, according to the technicians in our friendly service department at DeMontrond Volvo Cars, work by using two sensors. Working in concert with a microprocessor, they can detect glare from the headlights of the vehicle behind yours. A charge is then sent through an electrochromic gel, causing the gel to darken, and reducing the amount of light that you see when you glance in the mirror. This prevents what's known as the Troxler Effect that can postpone your reaction time by 1.4 seconds or 123 feet.

When you visit our showroom to test drive any vehicle, ask if it features an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

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