Glare Reduction by Curvature of Reflective Surfaces 680044

To promote improved automotive safety, present Federal specifications require the reduction of glare by sunlight reflection from a trim surface by restricting its intensity. The specifications imply that matte surfaces must be used. The alternative described herein reduces glare of reflected sunlight from reflective surfaces by decreasing the apparent size of the image. The necessary demagnification is obtained by utilization of surface curvature. The maximum radius of curvature is calculated by geometric optics.


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