Honda confirmed that the Side Camera Mirror System of its latest urban electric car will be available as standard. Already present in the prototype, the technology is the first in the segment of compact vehicles. And it brings significant benefits for style, safety and aerodynamics.
The system replaces conventional side view mirrors with compact cameras that provide real-time images for 2 6-inch screens inside the vehicle. Integrated into the ends of the dashboard, these ergonomically positioned screens ensure a natural vision for the driver.
In addition to improving visibility, compact cameras reduce aerodynamic drag by about 90% compared to conventional mirrors. There is also a significant reduction in wind noise in comparison to normal side mirrors at higher speeds.
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The driver can still choose between “normal vision” and “wide view” in the vehicle’s settings. This widens the field of vision and reducing blind spots by about 10% in normal vision and approximately 50% in wide vision. The brightness levels on the internal displays are adjusted automatically based on the prevailing light conditions.
They have done extensive testing and development to ensure that the Lateral Camera Mirror System offers superior visibility in poor weather, low light and night time conditions without glare. This provides drivers with greater clarity and perception of objects around than conventional side view mirrors in all conditions.
Honda will reveal the final version of the Honda E later this year. Anyone who wants to secure a model can make a reservation directly on the Honda website.