#2137: Minimirror

Today’s invention is a new mirror for motorcycles, or even bicycles.

It’s really essential that vulnerable road users are aware of what is bearing down on them from behind. I myself would be a stain on a Northern road had it not been for remembering to look over my right shoulder.

So, rather than use the standard drag-inducing mirror, located somewhere that requires you to take your eyes off the road, imagine a fish eye camera lens placed at the end of one’s handlebar (red).

The camera is connected, via an optical fibre bundle, running within the handlebar, to a small screen behind the windshield.

This makes any movement behind a two-wheeler immediately apparent -without the usual ‘messerschmitt-twitch’.