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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2013
  • pp: 317–319

Horizontally progressive mirror for blind spot detection in automobiles

Hocheol Lee, Dohyun Kim, and Sung Yi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 3, pp. 317-319 (2013)

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The blind spot of automobiles has been a critical issue in driving safety performance. Side mirrors that use an aspheric shape to achieve a wider angle rather than conventional spherical or flat mirrors have been recently permitted from European Union safety regulations. However, these mirrors also cause difficulty in perceiving the speed and distance of an approaching vehicle in the aspheric mirror zones with their decreasing radii of curvature. We demonstrated new side mirrors showing a stable vehicle image by inserting a horizontally progressive zone between the two outer spherical zones used for the far and near views.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors
(330.4460) Vision, color, and visual optics : Ophthalmic optics and devices

ToC Category:
Vision, Color, and Visual Optics

Original Manuscript: September 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 20, 2012
Published: January 22, 2013

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Hocheol Lee, Dohyun Kim, and Sung Yi, "Horizontally progressive mirror for blind spot detection in automobiles," Opt. Lett. 38, 317-319 (2013)

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