BMW is going mirrorless at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show.
The automaker is showing off its new mirrorless technology with a concept i8. Instead of conventional mirrors used to view your surroundings, you’ll find cameras instead.
In all, BMW’s concept gets three exterior cameras. Two wing-like cameras replace the existing side mirrors. They’re also turn signal indicators. A third camera is mounted on the upper edge of the rear windscreen. BMW says none of the cameras ever have to be adjusted. (But we’re not quite sure what happens when they get dirty.)
A large 11.8 inch high-resolution Extended Rearview Mirror inside the car gives drivers a complete picture of what’s happening around the car. It links the feeds from all three cameras to offer a panoramic view of what’s behind and to the sides of the vehicle.
It also displays information and warnings about road hazards and vehicles in blind spots. Superimposed trajectory lines also help drivers with parking.
BMW isn’t the first to show off mirrorless technology. It’s already coming on the Cadillac CT6. BMW hasn’t mentioned when its own mirrorless tech may be coming to its vehicle lineup.