How Do Auto-Dimming Mirrors Work?

Part of becoming a well-informed vehicle owner is understanding how different systems in your car work. Not only does this help you to better appreciate your vehicle, but it can also help you to spot potential problems before they become expensive issues.

One of the favorite new innovations in vehicles today are smart systems that automatically aid the driver. One such feature is auto-dimming mirrors, which use an embedded camera to sense oncoming light sources and work to diminish them. Most drivers are familiar with a vehicle behind them shining bright lights into the rearview mirror. When the mirror senses increased light, it sends a signal that oxidizes a gel sandwiched between two panes of glass in the mirror's surface. When the gel oxidizes, it darkens, causing the surface of the mirror to reflect less light.

If you'd like a closer look at auto-dimming lights and other cutting edge technology, stop by Planet FIAT in Miami, where you can take one of our vehicles for a test drive.



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