Darkening Gel in Rearview Mirror Increase Nighttime Driving Safety

Rearview mirrors generally help keep drivers safer. You can see approaching cars and easily check the activity behind you frequently without taking your eyes off the road in front of you for more than a split second. However, regular rearview mirrors can become a bit hazardous at night when the glare from the headlights of the car behind you may have a blinding effect.

Fortunately, new technology is available to reduce this risk. The development is called an electrochromic mirror, and it uses two sensors and a gel that darkens through an oxidation process. The gel fills a space in the mirror when the sensors detect the headlights, which means you don't get the blinding glare that can cause accidents.

Come and visit United Imports in San Jose, CA to learn more about this fascinating technology. While you're here, take a test drive of a car that offers an electrochromic mirror as standard equipment.

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