What is orvm?

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A wing mirror (also fender mirror, door mirror, side mirror or side-view mirror) is a mirror found on the exterior of motor vehicles for the purposes of helping the driver see areas behind and to the sides of the vehicle, outside of the driver's peripheral vision (in the 'blind spot').

Although almost all modern cars mount their side mirrors on the doors, normally at the "A" pillar, rather than the wings (fenders - portion of body above the wheel well), the "wing mirror" term is still frequently used. However, wing mirrors continue to be relatively common in the Japanese domestic market.[citation needed] The mirrors on bicycles and motorcycles are usually mounted to the handlebars, and there are usually two of them.[citation needed]

The side mirror is equipped for manual or remote vertical and horizontal adjustment so as to provide adequate coverage to drivers of differing height and seated position. Remote adjustment may be mechanical by means ofbowden cables, or may be electric by means of geared motors. The mirror glass may also be electrically heated, often in conjunction with the vehicle's rear window defogger, to thaw accumulated snow and ice. Increasingly, the side mirror incorporates the vehicle's turn signal repeaters. There is evidence to suggest mirror-mounted repeaters may be more effective than repeaters mounted in the previously predominant fender side location

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