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Ford Patent Filed For Rearview Mirror Image Stabilization

Ford Motor Company has filed a patent for a rearview mirror image stabilization system, Ford Authority has learned.

The patent was filed on February 28th, 2022, published on August 31st, 2023, and assigned serial number 0274386.

Ford Patent Rearview Mirror Image Stabilization

The Ford Authority Take

Recently, a Ford patent was filed outlining an idea for a multifunction car visor system, which contains a display that could be used to show anything from GPS route maps to images from the vehicle’s cameras, or even heads-up display data. On top of that, The Blue Oval also debuted a “smart” rearview mirror in early 2021 that wound up debuting in the European 2023 Ford Transit, which features a high-definition monitor that displays a panoramic view of the area behind the van, allowing drivers to spot cyclists, pedestrians, and other vehicles, even when a bulkhead, cargo, passengers, or windowless rear doors are in the way.

Ford Patent Rearview Mirror Image Stabilization

Now, this newly filed Ford patent expands upon those ideas by introducing a new one that aims to stabilize the images present on something like, say, a rearview mirror. The patent points out that this is necessary because due to vibrations, it can often be difficult to view the images displayed on digital rearview mirrors, and in some cases, the cameras that feed those images to the rearview mirror.

This proposed system would accomplish that by using an array of sensors that are capable of determining imprecations in the road, as well as potential vibrations inside the vehicle. The system could then obtain data from a variety of sources – such as maps – then predict potential movements of the vehicle that could cause image destabilization and react accordingly, displaying stabilized images on the rearview mirror instead.

Ford Patent Rearview Mirror Image Stabilization

This is certainly an interesting idea, and one that has a lot of merit given the increasing prevalence of digital rearview mirrors in new vehicles. Obviously, having a shaky image can be, at best, annoying, and at worst, potentially dangerous, if a driver can’t clearly see what’s behind them, which means that we could very well see this feature pop up in future Ford vehicles one day.

We’ll have more on this and all Ford patents soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford trademark news, Ford business news, and ongoing Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Bob Dobson

    This is too funny coming from the company that currently has one of the largest NHTSA recall campaigns going with their year long Rear View 360 degree camera issues. Lets hope Ford’s Tier 1 supplier Magna doesn’t build this system or its already going to be on the recall list before production starts.

  2. TomD

    Why do you need a patent for a problem that shouldn’t be there to begin with.

  3. Shockandawe

    It’s Furd, what do you expect?

  4. 1970Mav

    Less than $25 will get you an “old fashioned” day/night glass mirror with no electronics to fail.
    Ford needs to replace Jim Farley with Chris Farley (God rest his soul) Even a dead man has more business sense


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