Honda's Compact Ev Will Swap Out Side Mirrors For Cameras

Honda's Compact EV Will Swap Out Side Mirrors For Cameras

According to Honda, “The next-generation camera technology helps the car retain a modern, clean and simple design, and complements the stepless A-pillars and flush ‘pop out’ door handles, also confirmed for the production version of the Honda e. Unlike conventional side mirrors, the cameras are contained within the width of the car and do not extend beyond the wheel arches.”

The company also claims that with the removal of the side mirrors, which can stick out a bit, it can help to reduce the drag of the car, which in theory should reduce the amount of energy required to move forwards, thus potentially extending the range of the car as a result. The cameras will transmit information to screens placed on the dashboard inside of the car.

Honda E Ev To Get Camera Side Mirrors For Production

Honda e EV to get camera side mirrors for production

Swapping out side mirrors for cameras is slowly becoming popular in the automotive industry, and Honda is next to hop on board with a production car. Just announced today, Honda says the camera side mirrors in the Honda e prototype will be carried over to the production version of the compact electric hatchback. Similar to every other car that gets this "mirror technology," it will not be sold in the U.S.

Lexus was first to implement the tech on the ES sold in Japan, and Audi is next with its E-Tron electric crossover. Honda didn't provide good photos of the interior screens used to stream what the cameras feed it, but we imagine it'll look similar to the prototype interior we saw previously. The side pods on the doors look a lot like Honda LaneWatch on steroids, which is a technology we actually get here. That tech implements a camera into the passenger-side mirror and supplies a feed to the infotainment screen when you activate the right turn signal.

2019 Lexus Es Launches In Japan Complete With Digital Mirrors

2019 Lexus ES Launches In Japan Complete With Digital MirrorsLexus recently introduced the all-new ES in the North American market, and did the same in Paris for Europe. Now it’s officially brought the new luxury sedan back home to roost – and with it, the world’s first digital sideview cameras in a production car.

Panasonic To Start Mass Production Of Intelligent Electronic Rear-view Mirrors

Panasonic to Start Mass Production of Intelligent Electronic Rear-view Mirrors Jointly Developed with Ficosa - Fareastgizmos
Panasonic will start mass-production of electronic rear-view mirrors this month -the first product jointly developed with Ficosa International S.A. The electronic rear-view mirror integrating Ficosa’s mirror technology and Panasonic’s camera and liquid crystal display technologies have been adopted by Toyota as genuine parts. Using a wide-angle lens camera, the electronic rear-view mirror shows a wider rearward area at a longer distance (horizontal direction) behind the vehicle and improves visibility of hard-to-see areas diagonally behind the vehicle, compared to conventional rear-view mirrors.


By installing the camera inside on the rear window, the electronic rear-view mirror reduces rear blind spots. Unlike conventional rear-view mirrors, this rear-view mirror provides a rearward view, fed by the camera, unobstructed by rear-seat passengers or objects present in the vehicle.
The camera with high-sensitivity obtains clear images during nighttime driving or when driving through a tunnel. The camera switches to the nighttime mode in conjunction with the headlight switch and reduces headlight glare seen when using conventional rear-view mirrors.
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Valeo, Ichikoh Team For Automotive Electronic Mirrors

Valeo, Ichikoh Team for Automotive Electronic MirrorsValeo SA and Ichikoh Industries Ltd are co-developing "electronic mirrors" using cameras and displays for automotive applications, aiming to start volume production in about 2018.
Electronic mirror is a new technology to check the environment surrounding a vehicle by using cameras and displays instead of side-view and rear-view mirrors. The Regulation No.46, which is a regulation on rear-view mirrors and was established by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN/ECE), was revised, enabling to use electronic mirrors in Europe, Japan, etc June 18, 2016.

Video : 2014 Mazda 6 A-pillar & Mirrors

2014 Mazda6When creating the all-new 2014 Mazda6, safety was a top priority.

With that in mind, our engineers shifted the A-Pillars towards the rear of the car, reducing the driver's blind spot, and allowing the driver a better view of pedestrians at intersections.