[YesAuto Technology] Like last year, at this year’s CES Consumer Electronics Show, a large number of new automotive-related technology displays grabbed the attention of many people, and many manufacturers brought their latest technology concepts, except for new energy and autonomous driving. In addition, the use of electronic technology to change the display of vehicle information is not a new topic, but this matter seems to be more and more reliable.
Friends who love cars may not have a “cold” about replacing the rearview mirror with a camera in a concept car, because before this approach was just a performance that designers used to highlight the futuristic sense of the concept car. It's just a technique. When the vehicle is mass-produced, the normal rearview mirror will still return to everyone. However, in the Cadillac CT6 mass production model released in 2015, in-car streaming media rearview mirrors have become a reality, and this technology seems to be mature enough to be truly applied to mass-produced cars.
Although in some countries and regions with poor public security or the environment, streaming media rearview mirrors seem to be a little risky, no matter what, Cadillac has already achieved mass production of this technology. However, the American company only applied this technology to the rearview mirror of the car, which is a bit conservative compared to the Germans.
● BMW’s streaming media rearview mirror technology
At this CES show, BMW launched a Mirrorless concept car based on the i8 model that has been on the market. As can be seen from the name, the main concept of this car is: no mirror! Not only is there no inside the car, but the rear-view mirror outside the car has also disappeared. At first glance, BMW’s job is just to replace a pair of “rear view cameras” removed from the concept car for the mass-produced i8, but think about the already mass-produced CT6 streaming media inside mirrors, BMW’s This concept car seems to have a clear purpose.
Compared with Cadillac CT6's streaming media rearview mirror, the BMW i8 Mirrorless concept car's streaming media exterior rearview mirror is relatively more “radical”. At the same time, although it is not a mass-produced version, it seems to be very complete Now, whether it can be mass-produced seems to depend on the mood of BMW executives. However, if you tie the old-fashioned Japanese with the conservative British, they can do something more radical than the Germans, believe it or not? Anyway, after seeing this concept car at the back, I believe it.
● McLaren concept car with streaming media rearview mirror technology
At this CES, McLaren released the McLaren 675LT JVCKENWOOD concept car for the first time. This car is based on the McLaren 675LT and is equipped with a number of electronic technologies. This concept car was created by McLaren and JVC Kenwood in cooperation with JVC Kenwood. The purpose is to commemorate the 25th anniversary of McLaren's participation in F1 Formula One.
Like the i8 Mirrorless concept car, this McLaren concept car uses electronic exterior mirrors, and its shape also meets the requirements of aerodynamics. In addition to reducing wind resistance during driving, it can also provide a certain amount of downforce. In addition, a camera is also installed at the rear of the car. Therefore, the field of vision information behind the car is received by the cameras on the two exterior mirrors and the camera at the rear of the car, and then transmitted to the display in the car.
to sum up:
With the continuous development and maturity of electronic technology, video imaging, and in-vehicle communications, streaming media rearview mirrors are no longer exclusive “toys” for concept cars. In terms of mass production and application of this technology, Cadillac CT6 has taken the first step, and other manufacturers have also seen the advantages and feasibility of this technology. In general, the use of streaming media technology can not only greatly reduce the volume of the original large exterior mirrors, obtain better aerodynamics and lightweight effects, but also increase the driver's viewing range without It will be blocked by people or objects in the car to improve driving safety. Therefore, it is conceivable that more brands will try to apply streaming media rearview mirror technology in the future, and when this technology is truly popular, perhaps traditional glass rearview mirrors will be launched on the stage of history.