Nissan Kicks now features intelligent rear-view mirror

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., and Panasonic developed an electronic mirror which has higher image quality and contributes to driver’s safe driving, such as night visibility and suppression of flicker phenomenon due to LED lamps of following vehicles.

The intelligent rearview mirror is a system that uses a specially designed camera to take a wide view of the rear of the vehicle and display the image on the display located at the rearview mirror position.

This developed product was adopted as the 4th generation electronic mirror of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. in the new compact SUV “KICKS” (for the Japanese market: released on June 30, 2020, for the Thai market: released in July 2020).

2021 Nissan Kicks

A 2-megapixel camera, high-resolution display, and unique video processing technology achieve high-definition video and improved nighttime visibility. In addition, a frameless mirror with excellent design is used.

Conventional Mirror

Intelligent Mirror

Key Features

  1. Realizes high-definition video that reduces the driver’s burden.
    ・Adopts a 2-megapixel camera (conventional product: 1.3 megapixel).
    ・High resolution display 163ppi (conventional product: 100ppi)
  2. Improved night visibility a following vehicle of the LED flicker suppression by Panasonic proprietary technology, a wide dynamic range 120 dB (conventional product: 100 dB) to improve nighttime visibility at the same time realize a flicker suppression by LED lamp
    further night in the adoption of-F2.0 lens Improves visibility (conventional product: F2.8)
  3. Uses a frameless mirror with excellent design. The mirror outer rim has been abolished, and the mirror edge has been molded with glass
  4. The camera is placed in the rear window. Rear seat passengers are not reflected and blind spots are reduced to improve rear visibility.
    -A camera is installed inside the rear window to reduce rear blind spots.
    -Unlike a conventional inner mirror, the passengers and the inside of the vehicle are not reflected, so the rear view is not blocked.
Author: Nabeel K

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