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Round the corner mirror

Nose mounted mirror for seeing around obstacles
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Mounted right out at the front of the bonnet is a mirror at roughly a 45 degree angle. This will give you a better view of oncoming traffic when coming out of a side street or driveway when parked cars, bushes, garbage bins, etc obscure the view from the driver's seat.

Optionally, this could pop up from a retracted postion, and have a control in the dash for the exact angle.

BunsenHoneydew, Aug 24 2003

bit like this http://www.halfbake.../idea/Nose_20Camera
best wishes to drew wherever he is BTW [po, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

or this? http://www.halfbake...t_20Face_20Forwards
[JKew, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       How about a videocamera on the hood and LCD screen on the dash?
grip, Aug 24 2003
  

       It's called a "crossover mirror", and is very baked. Mandatory equipment on school buses most places that I know of.
lurch, Aug 24 2003
  

       How about a giant motorized mirror that I can use to reflect sunlight back into tailgaters' eyes?

DeathNinja, Aug 24 2003
  

       /How about a giant motorized mirror that I can use to reflect sunlight back into tailgaters' eyes?//   

       I'd croissant that!
FloridaManatee, Aug 24 2003
  

       [UB] Perhaps a giant HeNe laser as the add-on pack.
DeathNinja, Aug 24 2003
  

       I had the same idea which I called sideview mirror, with the additional feature that it would fold down flat when the car was moving, and rise when the car was stopped with the motor running.
macrumpton, Jun 18 2004
  
      
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