Barcelona-based Fico Mirrors, part of Ficosa International , has developed and produces exterior rear-view mirrors for the new Bentley Continental GT presented in its final form at the recent Paris motor show.

Among the technologies built into these mirrors is a module integrating Fico’s ‘blin-k’ indicator repeater system and a courtesy ‘puddle’ light.

The ‘blin-k’ system is claimed to improve safety by warning other drivers within a 180º viewing range that the vehicle is about to turn. The indicator lights use light-emitting diodes and providing a better view since they are at eye level on the outermost part of the vehicle.

The courtesy light illuminates the side of the vehicle from the mirror down to ground, making access easier in dark places. The xenon lamp is operated by a timer independent of the car’s interior lighting.

The Bentley rear-view mirrors also have an electronic position memory system and power fold-away function.

The finished mirrors are painted at Fico Mirrors’ factory in body colour before delivery to the Volkswagen-owned Bentley Motors factory in Crewe in the United Kingdom.