The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) published a paper in 1995 suggesting how side-view mirrors could be adjusted to eliminate blind spots. The paper advocates adjusting the mirrors so far outward that the viewing angle of side-view mirrors just overlaps the cabin’s rearview mirror. This method can absolutely reduce the common blind spots; however, it also creates new blind spots when done with BMW US market mirrors.
By moving the factory mirrors so far outward, visibility around the vehicle is reduced. Instead of eliminating blind spots, this method is actually just shifting them inward toward the vehicle. While vehicles in the traditional blind spots are more visible, parking is much more difficult. Additionally, vehicles, pedestrians, bikes and motorcycles near your vehicle can still be an invisible risk that still require turning to visually check.
No matter how you adjust your side-view mirrors, our Extended View blind spot mirrors are custom designed to show the entire blind spot area. This is accomplished not only by the unique curvature, but also the angle of the mirror base itself.