Open Cars History

Car Mirror History

Auto_Accessories_Car_mirrorsAs usual three mirrors are installed in the car: one – in the cabin above the windshield, and two mirrors are located outside on the front doors – left and right.

In 1911 first rear-view mirror was installed in the car, which took part in the 500 miles race in Indianapolis.


Usually rear view mirror is placed in the cabin above the windshield. However, sometimes, especially in low sports cars, such mirror can be located on the dashboard.

Sometimes additional mirrors for the instructor are installed in the cars, which are used for learning to drive.

Recently, in cars, in addition to the mirrors special cameras are installed, this significantly improves the driver’s view (can get rid of “blind zones”).

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