Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors: Protecting Your Eyes at Night

There are many available vehicle safety features today. Our team at Kia of Laurel wants you to know as much as you can about all of them so all your driving experiences can be as safe as possible.

Bright headlights in your rearview mirror can impact your vision and reaction time for as long as 1.4 seconds. Auto-dimming rearview mirrors can restrict the amount of light from following vehicles to cut down on such blinding incidents.

Fighting intense glare by darkening themselves, these rearview mirrors use a process called electrochromism. Detecting intense light from following vehicles using ambient light sensors, the mirrors use microprocessors to send an appropriate charge through an electrochromic gel. The gel then darkens the rearview mirror to protect your vision from the intense glare.

Want to learn more? Learn about all about all available safety features at our Kia showroom today.



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