What does the Cadillac Rear Camera Mirror do?
Upcoming Cadillac vehicles like the 2016 Cadillac CT6 sedan and 2017 Cadillac XT5 crossover SUV are guaranteed to be outfitted with the latest technology available. For the most part, the available technology applies to features like the 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and the Cadillac CUE infotainment system. However, one of the most interesting pieces of equipment actually sits above the dashboard with the Cadillac Rear Camera Mirror. Once the new technology arrives at the Don Wheaton showroom, people are bound to wonder, ‘What does the Cadillac Rear Camera Mirror do?‘ Basically, the rear camera mirror expands the field of view behind a vehicle, although using the latest technology.
“The closest comparison to this kind of rear vision would be driving a convertible with the top down,” Travis Hester, Cadillac CT6 executive chief engineer said in a press release.
Hester went on to add that the improved field of view will be unencumbered by usual impediments like the back seat or rear pillars.
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The new CT6 and XT5 models carrying the Rear Camera Mirror will get its feed from a small camera placed on the rear of the vehicle. Its exterior lens will be covered with what is called, ‘a water-shedding hydrophobic coating.’ This material will naturally keep the dirty and water away from the lens because nothing will stick to it.
When the camera is in use, the rear view mirror will feature a 1280- by 240-pixel TFT-LCD display to show a high definition image. The camera is specifically built to draw in as much light as possible to make it as effective at night or low light conditions as it is during the day. Drivers that prefer to have a traditional rear view mirror can turn the Rear Camera Mirror function off with a switch.
During the development process of the Rear Camera Mirror, Cadillac was awarded 10 patents, mostly for the processing of the video feed.
If you would like to take a closer look at Rear Camera Mirror and how it can make driving easier and safer, contact a Don Wheaton sales professional today.