Here in the US, the technology has yet to be made legal, though vehicles are already being sold with video screens that replace the center rearview mirror. The camera system monitors also allow a clearer view of the surrounding area around the vehicle than a normal mirror allows. The side cameras are shaped in a way to prevent accumulation of rain and snow from blurring the view. The cameras automatically shift their focus to the appropriate area when the driver activates their turn signals or puts the auto in reverse.
Tiny cameras in a thin, rain-proof housing capture footage of what's behind the vehicle and transfer them to screens mounted in the area where the a-pillar meets the dashboard. And all it took was a little tinkering with the two mirrors popping out from the sides-by removing them completely and replacing them with digital cameras. It's not just plain feed too - the Digital Outer Mirrors offer an expanded view of the car's surroundings by augmenting the display area during turns or when reversing. The Japan-market ES will be the first to offer the tech as an option, but we presume it will roll out to other Lexus and Toyota models as well.
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The sedan still has stalks sticking out of its sides, but their lower-profile design reduces aerodynamic drag for fuel efficiency and cuts down on wind noise.
The new camera-based rearview mirrors on the Japanese-market 2019 Lexus ES 300h.