Cadillac Upgrades the 2016 CT6's Rearview Mirror with Streaming Video

Cadillac has announced that next year when the 2016 CT6 sedan is released it will get a new feature – streaming video.

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Cadillac has announced that next year when the 2016 CT6 sedan is released it will get a new feature – streaming video. The 2016 CT6 will add high-resolution streaming video to the function of a traditional rearview mirror, removing obstructions of passengers, headrests and the vehicle’s roof and rear pillars.
According to Cadillac, the streaming video mirror improves field of vision by an estimated 300 percent.

“The closest comparison to this kind of rear vision would be driving a convertible with the top down,” said Travis Hester, Cadillac CT6 executive chief engineer. “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.”

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The camera’s video feed reduces glare and allows a crisper image in low-light situations, versus a traditional glass electrochromatic, or auto-dimming, rearview mirror. The in-mirror display is a 1280 by 240-pixel TFT-LCD display with 171 pixels per inch, combined with a HD camera designed specifically to enhance rear view lane width and maximize low-light situations. A water-shedding hydrophobic coating is applied to the camera to keep it clean to maintain visibility regardless of the driving conditions.

If you want to turn the system off, drivers can disable the mirror’s video streaming function byflipping the toggle on the underside of the mirror that will revert it to a traditional electrochromatic rearview mirror.

Source: Cadillac