Nissan has launched its Intelligent Rear View Mirror (I-RMV) backup camera designed to promote safety, according to a blog post by Jones Junction.
In May, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will require all new vehicles to have a backup camera, the post said. In the past year, Nissan created its Around View Monitor and Rearview Monitor systems to help make driving safer. Around View uses four cameras to create a virtual overhead view of the vehicle and the area around it. Shifting a vehicle into reverse pulls up the rear view so drivers can see exactly what's behind them. It also comes in handy for parallel parking.
Instead of showing the backup camera image on the video display screen on the dashboard, the I-RMV projects the image onto an LCD screen on the rear-view mirror in the vehicle, which may feel more natural for drivers used to looking at the rear-view mirror when reversing, according to the post. This concept also makes it easier to see what's going on behind the car even when the back seat is full of passengers or cargo that may impede the view.
“It provides a clear, expanded field of view under a wide range of conditions – giving the driver the best possible view of the rear flanks no matter how tall the passengers in the back seat or how many balloons you have to take to that party,” Michael Bunce, vice president of Product Planning at Nissan North America Inc., said, according to the post.
The 2018 Nissan Armada features the I-RVM technology.