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I have to say, I like this idea. Nissan, so far, has explained better than anyone else why rearview cameras and smart mirrors are necessary, because I've always truly believed that they're just for people who are lazy. My last car had manual locks and windows, so I'm a bit behind, but whenever I've rented new cars or driven testers for reviews, I was a little overwhelmed by all the cameras. How is a driver supposed to focus on the road ahead with all those other views around, as well? It's too much. But Nissan's got the right idea here, from my admittedly biased viewpoint, by implementing the Smart Mirror in a way that'll be intuitive to drivers -- just put the new information where they're already used to looking.

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