Alongside its partner Gentex Corporation, the manufacturer Aston Martin has designed an interior mirror capable of broadcasting three video streams simultaneously: one is dedicated for the rear of the vehicle, the other two for its blind spots.
Checking your blind spots is one of the most important rules taught in driving schools. This essential precaution for your safety and that of road users becomes a reflex. A reflex that may no longer be relevant given the latest system imagined and then developed by the manufacturer Aston Martin and its partner Gentex Corporation: the Full Display Mirror (FDM), presented by the second named.
Join the useful to the pleasant
Introduced as part of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020, organized in Las Vegas, the FDM is part of a growing trend: that of the proliferation of sensors and cameras on automobiles. As evidenced by the virtual mirrors of the Honda E, which retransmit images on screens located on either side of the interior cabin.
But Aston Martin here wanted to combine the useful with the pleasant: namely an interior rear view mirror capable of broadcasting three video streams simultaneously. The first, managed by a camera placed on the roof of the vehicle, captures the rear angle. The other two, nestled in each external mirror, provide visual access to the blind spots. The result is a screen divided into three separate parts, each of which corresponds to a camera.
No launch date
With different viewing modes, this hybrid mirror can also be transformed into a classic mirror. A demonstration was even carried out on an Aston Martin DBS Superleggera to convince the most skeptical.
However, no deployment or marketing date has been communicated by the English brand.