Cameras replace mirrors on new Lexus ES model in Japan

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The new camera-based rearview mirrors on the Japanese-market 2019 Lexus ES 300h. Handout Lexus
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14 September, 2018

Along with these features, Lexus says the camera lenses are heated and the housings keep raindrops from collecting on them.

The wing mirrors are replaced with small cameras mounted on the outside of the vehicle, with small screens displaying the feed from these cameras on the inside.

The Yomiuri ShimbunToyota Motor Corp. has announced that it would install digital outer mirrors in place of sideview mirrors in its Lexus brand's new ES model to be released in late October.

Besides giving drivers a better view of their surroundings, Lexus claims that another advantage of having digital side monitors is that they no longer block the view outside the front windows.

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In Japanese markets, the 2019 Lexus ES will replace the traditional side mirrors with a new digital camera system.

Vision from the cameras is displayed on 5.0-inch screens mounted at the base of the A-pillars.

The digital mirror system is created to automatically enhance the corresponding area that the driver is viewing be it left, right, or behind the vehicle when the turn signals are activated or when the auto is in reverse. The view of areas around the auto can be manually enhanced by the driver to obtain complete peripheral awareness of the area around the vehicle.

The absence of large mirrors also reduces the wind noise and provides reduces blind spots according to the Japanese carmaker. If you are excited about ordering an ES with this mirror tech, Lexus says that it will only be available in Japan.


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