2019 Lexus ES Is The 1st Car With Digital Camera Side Mirrors

digital camera side mirrors

Toyota owned Lexus has dropped the traditional side mirrors for the digital camera side mirrors in its move to improve visibility and safety in all weather conditions.

Digital Camera Side Mirrors

Digital Camera Side Mirrors

Digital Camera Side Mirrors

Digital Camera Side Mirrors

Digital Camera Side Mirrors

Digital Camera Side Mirrors

The cameras in the Digital Side-View Monitors transmit the outside images onto 5-inch display monitors located inside the car. The monitors also reduces wind noise and it’s unaffected by rain.

Digital Camera Side Mirrors

Digital Camera Side Mirrors

The industry-first technology made its debut in the latest Lexus ES sedan that is presently available only in Japan.

Toyota said:

“For starters, the cameras capture a clearer view to the right, left and rear of the vehicle, especially at night and in bad weather. The system also automatically enhances areas that need special attention, such as the direction a vehicle is turning”

Toyota aim to expand the digital cameras to other models but regulations around the world means that the Digital Side-View Monitors can only be available in Japan for now.

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