Audi’s adaption of the rear view mirror is Amoled amore. So what does that mean in English? It means that the days of squinting at blinding headlights in the rearview mirror will be a thing of the past for drivers of the Audi R8 e-tron, as the company has just announced the integration of an intelligent camera monitoring system that will replace the standard rear view mirror in the new model. Not only does it look slick and futuristic, it amps up safety and reduces irritation—total win-win.
More than just curb appeal, the new Audi e-tron is shifting gears in the auto technology movement. The conventional rear view mirror could be just an image in our own rear view someday
This new view on driver safety is taking new technology from the showcasing and awe phase to actual implementation, walking the walk, if you will. The digital rear view made its debut at Le Mans 24 Hours this year in the Audi R18 e-tron quatto racecars, and the one-two-three win was legendary. The sharp and detailed images on the screen depict what is going on behind the car clearly and under all driving conditions. Hopefully the new technology will not inadvertently serve as a distraction!
Just like this year’s Le Mans winners, the e-tron will likely achieve immense success with the technology, which produces consistent high contrast images in place of a mere reflection. Remember: Objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are.
How it works:
A 7.7-inch color monitor provides continuous footage of the goings on behind the vehicle to the driver in vivid glory. When it is dark, there is no headlamp glare testing a driver’s ability to maintain focus and see objects ahead. The display can be dimmed and deactivated at any time during operation. The technology is known as AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode) and was created by the geniuses at Samsung.
The Le Mans 24 Hours is all about endurance and was assisted by the rear view camera this year
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