2012 Volvo S60 T5: High Tech Mirrors
February 27, 2012
Of all the things to incorporate high technology, you would think that the side mirrors would be the last place you would find anything of note. Sure, every concept car of the twenty years has been rolled out with tiny mirrors in place of the real mirrors, but there hasn't been much in the way of advancements on real cars.
As you can see here, our S60 actually has a pretty expensive set of mirrors. In addition to the neatly integrated turn signals, a feature I find quite effective, these mirrors also incorporate sensors for the lane departure warning system. Should someone misjudge their distance from our S60 and clip one of the mirrors off, it won't be a matter of just snapping it back into place.
Like so many other aspects of modern cars, now even the simplest of features is a complicated piece.
Ed Hellwig, Editor