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Lexus rearview mirror cameras will debut in October

Lexus rearview mirror cameras will debut in October

In 2016, technology supplier Ichikoh Industries forecasted that by 2023, 29 percent of the Japanese market would have cameras and monitors in place of regular mirrors, about 2.3 million vehicles. Both Audi and Japanese developers continue to lobby for mirrorless cars in the States, so only time will tell whether we'll be seeing new vehicles equipped with those stylish camera stanchions any time soon. The camera pods are also shaped to resist the accumulation of raindrops, according to Lexus.

Tiny cameras in a thin, rain-proof housing capture footage of what's behind the auto and transfer them to screens mounted in the area where the a-pillar meets the dashboard. Lexus has also "enhanced" the view for the driver when the indicators are activated to provide better rearward vision when reversing.

The "Digital Outer Mirror" system, which Lexus claims is a world first on a production auto, shows feeds from two exterior cameras on a pair of 5.0-inch screens mounted at the base of the front pillars.

The system's small cameras result in better forward visibility (no large side mirrors to block the view) and reduction of wind noise. If you are excited about ordering an ES with this mirror tech, Lexus says that it will only be available in Japan.

Alongside the more streamlined, sleeker look its new Digital Side-View Mirrors provides are a host of neat tech features created to help make the driving experience safer and more convenient.

The feed from the new side camera's will be displayed inside on two 5-inch displays that sit on the ES' a-pillars.

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