Visual Distortion Created By the Convex Mirror Cannot Be Eliminated
A convex mirror, so-called blind spot mirror curves toward
an object, making the image of the object viewed in the mirror
both distorted and smaller than that of the same object viewed
in a plane mirror. Therefore, reflected objects look farther
away than they really are and cause visual misjudgments when
viewed in a convex mirror. The visual distortion created by
the convex mirror cannot be eliminated.
There Is No Distortion-Free Convex Mirror Unless It
Is A False Statement:
The image-size of an object formed by a convex mirror is subject
to its radius of curvature; the smaller the radius of curvature
of the mirror, the greater distortion of the image; and the
greater the radius of curvature of the mirror, the smaller
distortion of the image – hence, there is no distortion-free
To eliminate the visual distortion created by a convex mirror
is to eliminate the radius of curvature of the mirror. However,
a mirror having no radius of curvature is a plane mirror.
That is why a plane mirror produces a life-size image of the
same object. Therefore, any claim of a distortion-free convex
mirror is a false claim or statement.
The Use of Convex Mirrors to Eliminate Blind Spots Cannot
In standard rearview mirrors, the use of convex mirrors to
eliminate blind spots is by trading off correct distance perception
to achieve a greater field of view. Under federal law, the
convex mirror must be indelibly marked at the lower edge of
the mirror’s reflective surface with the words “Objects
in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear”.
Seeing from every angle is one thing, but judging distance
is another. No matter how great a field of view the convex
mirror promises, a driver will not benefit from crash prevention
unless there is an officially proven and accepted methodology
for resolving the visual distortion created by the convex
mirror. There have been other problems associated with the
use of convex mirrors that include double vision, eyestrain,
and nausea caused by too much distortion.
The Patented AMS™ Blind Spot And Distortion
Offset Method And Means
The solution is all done with the patented distortion offset
method and means automatic and natural safety indicator, the
Windows Program™ (AWP™) through the patented ALLVIEW™
Mirror (U.S. Patent No. 5,321,566 with 55 claims).
Drivers when viewing through the ALLVIEW™ Mirror experience
no difference when compared to viewing with the naked eye
to meet the drivers’ field of view requirements the
convex mirror cannot make. Now, here is what happens:
Through the full view ALLVIEW™ Mirror, watch a vehicle
as it passes your car in your immediate left or right adjacent
lane. The vehicle appears in your side window before leaving
your rear window, and in your vision before leaving your side
window, while seeing all lanes in your rear field-of-view
that enables you to see if someone else is in another lane
moving into the same spot you want, without turning your head.
Bear in mind, the eye acceptance design of the ALLVIEW™
Mirror for eliminating blind spots, double vision, eyestrain,
and nausea is key to the utility of vision enhancement means.
The ALLVIEW™ Mirror in combination with the AWP™
constitutes the distortion offset method to drive away visual
misjudgments and guesswork.
The AWP™ shows you when and where it is safe to change
lanes, merge and exit freeways, join traffic-flow, start road-departures
and how to complete such maneuvers accurately and timely.
This enables you to maintain your car’s position properly
and safely relative to vehicles around your car in your rear
field-of-view without turning your head, which helps to keep
your eyes constantly on the road ahead when driving without
having to deal with the distance and speed judgment of the
vehicles reflected in the mirror. You drive beyond the visual
misjudgments created by the convex mirror.
With AMS™ Can Save Lives And the Life Saved
Could Be Your Own
AMS™ compensates for the limitations of human sight
and complements the performance of the human eye, which visibly
extends the driver’s vision into areas long assumed
to be off limits and brings the driver’s visual capability
once considered impossible to immerse in full awareness of
his/her driving environment, making the above capability a
reality helping drivers prevent car accidents.
The AWP™ safety rule is attached with the AMS™
For visually assessing the extent to which mirror can eliminate
blind spots on both sides of a vehicle at the same time, below
is a side-by-side comparison of the same road scene:
ALLVIEW Mirror Vs. The Standard and Convex Mirrors
ALLVIEW™ Mirror Vs. The Blind Spot Mirrors