The camera system monitors also allow a clearer view of the surrounding area around the vehicle than a normal mirror allows. The cameras also are shaped so that they won't be obscured by rain or snow.
The Digital Outer Mirrors show what is on the left, right and rear of the auto, displaying the camera's images on a monitor inside the cabin.
The system goes above and beyond by zooming out or enhancing each view depending on when you signal or put the auto in reverse.
Tiny cameras in a thin, rain-proof housing capture footage of what's behind the vehicle and transfer them to screens mounted in the area where the a-pillar meets the dashboard.
The Digital Side-View Monitors will go on sale in late October and will be made available for the Japanese market only.
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The feed from the new side camera's will be displayed inside on two 5-inch displays that sit on the ES' a-pillars.. In addition to providing an expanded view and better visibility at night and in poor weather, these digital systems can help yield better fuel efficiency due to the more aerodynamic design of the camera setup.
There are various benefits to doing this, from better peripheral vision and better field of view, to reduced wind noise and better aerodynamics.
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