BMW presents its mirrorless car at CES

by SpeedLux
Images of BMW i8 mirrorless

The rear-view and also side-view mirrors in the i8 are changed by three cameras and a special display to show motorists what’s behind and also around their cars.

The BMW i8 concept vehicle was unveiled throughout the CES in Las Vegas.

Two of the cameras get on the outside of the automobile where side mirrors are typically positioned. However the struts that hold the cameras are substantially slimmer than already existing designs.

The third camera is positioned inside of the rear home window. The vehicle’s software program stitches every one of the video clip feeds with each other for a very vast view of the road.

A high-resolution video clip is streamed to a display where the rear-view mirror would be.

The automobile’s software system will certainly also supply warning signals on the screen if it senses hazardous barriers.

Cutting the side mirrors supply greater than simply boosted security, BMW states. The brand-new style will certainly decrease wind noise because they are “optimized aerodynamically and aeroacoustically”.

The loss of large side-view mirrors ought to likewise help improve gas mileage, which automakers are constantly aiming to do in order to fulfill tougher energy mileage guidelines.

The primary catch to BMW’s idea? The vehicle would be illegal to drive in the USA now. The National Highway Traffic Safety and Safety Administration policies call for rear-view mirrors.

GM has produced a comparable attribute for its new Cadillac CT6. But the CT6 has a basic rearview mirror that could likewise stream high-resolution video from a camera mounted on the back of the automobile.

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1 comment

John Fish January 8, 2016 - 3:45 am

This is interesting but why do the ‘side mirror’ cameras need to be on stalks on the doors at all? The only reason they’re normally in that location is so the driver can see them, why not put the cameras on the tip of the rear spoiler or the corner of the roof. Further out will give a better view but there’s other bodywork further out than the stalks, so put them there.


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