#2687: MirroRetractor

Wing mirrors have got so clever ie full of electronics that when they fail or are damaged, the cost can easily run to £200.

Today’s invention is a parking sensor built into a wing mirror housing. So what? you may say…

Instead of just making an annoying beeping sound, this detects a potential collision with the mirror itself (either when parked or in tight traffic).

The system would automatically cause the mirror housing to snap back, under the action of a low-tech spring, flush with the car body.

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