AP reports http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/business/AP-Blind-Spot-Mirrors.html that Ford, in particular, and possibly GM will be offering blind-spot mirrors to help reduce crashes resulting from changing lanes:
If all cars were equipped with the blind-spot mirrors, Megge said he is confident the number of crashes would be reduced.
''That tells me that potentially this could have an effect on nearly 9 percent of the traffic crashes in Michigan,'' he said. ''People don't just change lanes when they know somebody's there. When these sideswipe same (direction) crashes occur, people don't see the other car.''
Ford isn't alone in its pursuit of the new mirrors. General Motors Corp. and other automakers also are considering them, although GM hasn't developed a timetable yet to put them in vehicles, said spokeswoman Angele Shaw.
''We have done some studies and we're looking at where we're going to use them,'' she said.