In an attempt to eliminate driving obstacles, Cadillac recently announced it will be replacing traditional rearview mirrors with streaming video mirrors. This innovative new feature promises to improve a driver’s field of vision by 300%. Here at Pfeiffer Plainfield Used Cars, we can’t wait to see this revolutionary feature in action.
According to Cadillac, the brand’s rearview streaming system replacing mirrors will be composed of a dynamic range of high-quality cameras and an in-mirror display. The display will feature a high-tech 171 pixel-per-inch screen, as well as water-shedding hydrophobic materials to eliminate electrical shorts caused by contact with water.
“The closest comparison to this kind of rear vision would be driving a convertible with the top down,” said Travis Hester, Cadillac CT6 executive chief engineer. “In addition to the increased field of view, the technology eliminates any rear seat, rear pillar or passenger obstructions, allowing the driver an unimpeded view of the lanes behind and traditional blind-spots.”
In case this new technology worries some of you, Cadillac said they would be including a toggle switch that turns off the display and replaces it with a traditional mirror. The new technology will debut on the 2016 Cadillac CT6, one of the most advanced models on the market.