Disco ball-inspired mirror gets rid of driver's blind spot
The new mirror uses a disco ball technique to show a much wider view compared with a standard side-view mirror.
June 8th, 2012
12:10 PM ET

Disco ball-inspired mirror gets rid of driver's blind spot

Ever had trouble checking behind you while driving? Now there's a newly patented side-view mirror that claims to eliminate that pesky blind spot.

The math professor who came up with the "wide angle substantially nondistorting mirror" says it works kind of like a mirrored disco ball - although it doesn't look anything like one.

"Imagine that the mirror's surface is made of many smaller mirrors turned to different angles, like a disco ball," said R. Andrew Hicks, a Drexel University math professor.

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