This week Honda has confirmed that the new Honda e urban electric vehicle will be fitted as standard with its new Side Camera Mirror System when the car enters production. The Side Camera Mirror System replaces conventional side view mirrors on a vehicle with compact cameras. Providing drivers with live images on two six-inch screens inside the vehicle. These screens are integrated at either end of the dashboard and ergonomically positioned says Honda to ensure a natural feel and vision for the driver.
Honda explains a little more“The optimal positioning of the Side Camera Mirror System cameras delivers a host of safety advantages. The driver can choose between ‘normal view’ and ‘wide view’ via the vehicle settings, extending the field of vision further than with conventional side mirrors and reducing blind spots by around 10% in normal view and approximately 50% in wide view. Further benefits are experienced when reverse gear is selected, guidelines appear on the side view screens in addition to an enhanced camera angle, expanding visibility. The camera unit housings are also deliberately shaped to prevent water drops on the lens, with a water-repellent coating on the lens surfaces to deter any other residual water build up.”
“Brightness levels on the interior displays are automatically adjusted based on the prevailing light conditions. Extensive testing and development have been undertaken to ensure the Side Camera Mirror System delivers superior visibility in poor weather, low-light and night-time conditions with no dazzle or glare. This provides drivers with greater clarity and awareness of surrounding objects than conventional side view mirrors in all conditions.”
The production version of the Honda e will be unveiled later this year and customers can make a reservation for priority ordering online in UK, Germany, France and Norway or register their interest in other European markets via the official Honda website. For more information on the new Side Camera Mirror System jump over to the official Honda newsroom by following the link below.