It is often challenging to get a clear view while reversing a lengthy vehicle. Cadillac is planning to fix that with a new rearview mirror feature.
The General Motors-owned car brand is planning to add a new technology into its 2016 CT6 car's rearview mirror that can stream high-resolution videos to give a clear rearward view without obstructions. The technology will be integrated in the company's flagship sedan when it goes on sale late next year.
According to the Detroit News, the video streaming mirror is said to improve the rearview vision nearly four times that of a normal mirror. It eliminates rear seat, rear pillar or passenger obstructions and also gives a wide viewing angle to cover traditional blind spots. The upgraded rearview mirror features a 1280 by 240-pixel TFT-LCD display with 171ppi. It reduces glare and the water-shedding hydrophobic coating keeps the view clear regardless of the driving condition.
"The closest comparison to this kind of rear vision would be driving a convertible with the top down," Travis Hester, Cadillac CT6 executive chief engineer, said in a statement. "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."
The new technology in the CT6 will be an addition to GM's advanced driver assist tech that will debut in the 2016 flagship sedan.
The new improvements in the 2016 Cadillac CT6 makes it one of the most awaited cars of next year. Cadillac will, however, keep its fans waiting a little longer to release the new car. The CT6 sedan will not be shown at the coveted North American International Auto Show next month and reports suggest the New York Auto Show in April will be more appropriate for the big launch.
The U.S. dealerships are expected to get the new CT6 in late 2015.