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Audi bringing digital rearview mirror from racing to production (AMOLED)

Audi's digital rearview mirror is officially going from the Le Mans clobbering, race-only Audi R18 to the road-going R8 e-tron (click the image above to enlarge). Lacking a rear window put the R8 e-tron in the same rear-view challenged category as its racing brethren, and so has been provided the same solution.

The 7.7-inch AMOLED screen receives the feed from a tiny camera just a few millimeters across. The screen is dimmable, will automatically reduce the glare from the headlights of cars behind, and can be switched off if the driver just isn't with it. For now, it appears the screen will just display the camera image, but Audi says it's working on adding more information to the display in the future. You can find out more about it in the press release below.
http://www.autoblog.com/2012/08/09/...w-mirror-from-racing-to-production/#continued
 

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I think that's pretty cool, and a better option than the "back up cameras" you're seeing on all these vehicles that put form over function with tiny and nearly unusable real windows.

I would also like to see side-view mirrors like this so the car does not need the large protrusions sticking off the doors which can be damaged and produce drag.
 

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I think that's pretty cool, and a better option than the "back up cameras" you're seeing on all these vehicles that put form over function with tiny and nearly unusable real windows.

I would also like to see side-view mirrors like this so the car does not need the large protrusions sticking off the doors which can be damaged and produce drag.
I am with you. However, due to my age, I probably won't live to see all these beautiful technological advances make it to every day cars.
 
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