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Panoramic rear view mirror

What is it?

A convex shaped mirror (meaning the mirror curves outwards, like a rugby ball) which attaches to the interior rear-view mirror of a vehicle. The curve of the mirror offers a wide ‘panoramic’ view to the rear and sides of the vehicle, providing improved awareness of other road users in the blind spot area.

What the adaptation is used for?

For drivers with reduced mobility, particularly with limitations on neck and/or trunk rotation. Allows the driver to see to the rear and sides of the vehicle by looking in the rear-view mirror rather than having to perform physical ‘over-the-shoulder’ checks to observe the blind spot areas.

Factors to consider
  • Driver must be able to carry out observations in a rear-view mirror
  • Easy to install and remove
  • As the panoramic mirror captures much more visual information than a standard rear-view mirror, it can take some time to adapt to it
  • The mirror fits over the top of the existing rear-view therefore, will not ‘auto dim’ if your car has this feature
  • Being larger than a standard rear-view mirror, tall drivers or drivers that have a high seating position may find it can slightly obstruct visibility out of the upper section of the front windscreen 
  • Consider the use of additional mirrors and/or factory fitted assisted technology such as a blind spot warning system (sensors fitted in the wing-mirrors), front and rear parking sensors, and / or camera technology.
Safety considerations for other drivers of the vehicle

The panoramic mirror can be easily removed therefore should not interfere with a driver’s ability to operate the vehicle in a conventional manner.

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