General Motors luxury vehicle subsidary Cadillac has announced that they will be adding high-resolution streaming video to the function of a traditional rearview mirror, allowing drivers to have a clear view while in reverse, eliminating obstacles including dirty rear glass, headrests, passengers and the vehicle’s roof and rear pillars.
According to the company’s announcements, the streaming video rearview mirror will make its debut on the 2016 Cadillac CT6. The camera that streams directly to the rearview mirror will be protected by a water-shedding hydrophobic coating which ensure visibility regardless of the driving conditions.
The streaming video mirror is expected to improves a driver’s field of vision by an estimated 300 percent, or approximately four times greater than a standard rearview mirror.
“Thanks to a high dynamic range, the camera’s video feed reduces glare and allows a crisper image in low-light situations, versus a traditional glass electrochromatic, or auto-dimming, rearview mirror. The in-mirror display is an industry-leading 1280 by 240-pixel TFT-LCD display with 171 pixels per inch, combined with a HD camera designed specifically to enhance rear view lane width and maximize low-light situations.”
Users will have the option to disable the mirror’s video streaming function by simple flipping the toggle on the underside of the mirror to revert it to a traditional electrochromatic rearview mirror.