Aston martin has developed collaboration with Gentex Corporation, it uses three video cameras to display rear and side views to the driver.
For years now, automakers have begun integrating cameras into rearview mirrors. The cameras allow drivers to see what’s behind them in the event that the standard reflective mirror is blocked or vice versa. In fact, some manufacturers even offer blind-spot video feeds when signaling to turn. However, it seems Aston Martin may have the next-step in rear-view mirror technology.
Gentex claims the system will “dramatically improves a driver’s ability to monitor traffic to the rear and sides of the vehicle.” Using cameras mounted onto each side view mirror housing, as well as a another camera on the roof, it takes the place of the three traditional mirrors you’d use to look around your car, and shows every angle in a single, easy-to-look-at spot.
When not in use, the unit can act as a standard auto-dimming mirror. This mode can be chosen by the driver, or switched on when things like a system failure or weather conditions blind the cameras. Additionally, you can adjust the mirror to show a combination of mirror and screen, which is pretty neat. And every time you adjust a real mirror angle, the camera’s display angle will follow and change accordingly.