"By publicly partnering with our manufacturer, It is really just formalizing a partnership that has been ongoing for years." said Dave Forrest Co- Owner of Mobile Safety Accessories. " We have designed mirrors here in Michigan for years, and have co-operated in the development of enhanced mirrors for other electronics companies. Now that we are able to operate independently, we wanted to insure that we have the proper input, and sourcing with the manufacturing side for years to come".
Apart from the need to ensure manufacturing for their current premium enhanced mirrors, Mobile Safety Accessories also is in the process of manufacturing a lower cost mirror, that they believe may be disruptive to the market.
"Every year there are thousands of accidents where a child is run over by their parents, or another family member." Said Dave Forrest. " These accidents are both terrible and preventable, that is the reason that is the reason that the government has decided that backup cameras should be included in all new vehicles. Unfortunately , the law has been delayed several times, and it looks like 2018 is the soonest that it may be enacted. That is why when our manufacturer was in last week we decided to hash out a plan for a safe, high quality backup camera at the lowest possible price."
The company hopes to ship the new mirror within the next month, and the expected price will be $120.00
When asked about the new mirror product Dave Forrest replied "When we started this company, I wanted to make the most advanced rearview mirrors ever made, and I believe we do, but as I started to look at the market. The lower priced mirrors out there have a tremendous amount of safety and operational flaws, and it makes you think, who out there is buying these mirrors?"
" So you get to thinking that its probably young mothers, and young people in general, the people who you really want to have them in the first place. So what is the lowest price that we could make a great product available."
" So we researched what it would take to strip everything out of a mirror except the hi-res screen and backup camera, and still make it an incredibly safe mirror. With 4mm safety glass, simple operation, and all of the environmental and crash testing that insures it exceeds all automotive safety standards."
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