Cadillac announced it will offer a streaming video rear view mirror on the 2016 CT6 luxury sedan which could be available by the end of 2015.
The mirror can improve the driver’s field of vision by up to 300 percent.
Cadillac said, “The closest comparison to this kind of rear vision would be driving a convertible with the top down,” according to executive chief engineer Travis Hester.
The mirror’s HD camera mounts in the rear and shows the driver a view unobstructed by the car’s rear pillar or passengers or items in the back seat. And it shows a crisper image in low light situations.
The mirror has an embedded 1280 by 240 pixel display with 171 pixels per inch.
Drivers can toggle between the camera and standard view.
The camera also has a hydrophobic coating so that it easily sheds water to keep it clean.
Cadillac says it holds 10 patents on the system including one for streaming video mirror and 9 for video processing.
Nissan has also shown a video mirror.