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Rear-view mirrors are usually pretty basic reflectors. However, one manufacturer's created a hi-tech version that’s incorporates satnav technology. Rear_view_mirror The DS-400GB: satnav, speaker and mirror in one The touchscreen DS-400GB boasts an integrated GPS antenna and SiRFStar III GPS chip. Information about your …

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Hmmm

Nice idea, however it looks as if the display pop's off ala car radio front panels, surely your going to have to re-adjust the mirror every time you get in the car, most annoying

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great idea

take something simple and effective and make it inherently less reliable by adding technology ... how does that camera cope in the dark and with head-light dazzlers?

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Re: Hmmm

Perhaps not as big a deal as it seems. The primary reason you ever have to adjust a rear-view mirror is not because you can't see it properly, but because what it is reflecting is incorrect. If the image displayed is produced by a fixed camera rather than reflection, that's not going to be such a problem. Only the visibility angle of the LCD would matter, and that's not going to be too critical with current technology, I wouldn't have imagined.

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Chinese GPS

China does not have the country mapped for gps, so its not really designed for them but the gadget freeks, and I would rather be watching Paris H than my back end.

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My Rear Window's Vista

Canvas-roofed cars with plastic rear windows are notorious for having poor rear visibility when the roof is up. This could be a very nice solution to the poor visibility, and would keep the car free of SatNav clutter... so if they're looking for a reviewer...

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Sunny days?

I can't see this being useful in softops with their roof down. Unless you can see it clearly in harsh light it's useless (and dangerous).

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