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A mirror arrangement of a vehicle

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000019824D
Publication Date: 2003-Sep-30

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Abstract

It is difficult to drive a vehicle from a road out to a crossing road when the view is blocked on the sides of the vehicle. The driver has here, in order to have a clear view of the crossing road, to drive the vehicle to a position in which a front part of the vehicle protrudes into the crossing road. This is many times a hazardous manoeuvre. The above mentioned problem is solved by a mirror arrangement according to the invention. Such a mirror arrangement is mounted on at least one side of the vehicle and is in the most cases used as a conventional rear view mirror. However, the mirror arrangement has the additional function that the mirror is moveable to a position in front of the vehicle. In this front position, the mirror is turned to a turning position in which the driver obtains a clear mirror image of a crossing road. Preferably, the vehicle has such mirror arrangements mounted on both sides of the vehicle. Thereby, it is possible to obtain clear mirror images of the crossing road in the both directions.