2016 Cadillac CT6 wins hearts with high-resolution display instead of rear view mirror

Tuesday 30 December 2014, 11:41 AM by

There are a number of reasons why the upcoming Cadillac CT6, the new flagship model of the US-based brand is making the headlines. Its lightweight body, new patented welding process and the spy pictures have been able to make the correct impact among its fans and customers around the globe. Adding more spice to these factors, the company has now announced that the 2016 CT6 model will bring forth a new technology of a high resolution video streaming with the help of a display instead of the regular rear view mirror. This LCD display will come in a 1280x240 pixel density with approximately 171 pixels per inch. It has been claimed by the company that this LCD display will improve the vision by approximately 300 per cent or four times the normal capacity of a rear view mirror.

The dynamic range of the camera reduces the glare by a fair margin and allows crisp image even under low light conditions. The HD camera has been specifically designed to maximise low-light situations as well as increase the rear view lane width. A water-shedding hydrophobic camera has been provided to maintain the visibility at all times. The use of this thing also reduces obstructions such as passengers, vehicle’s roof, pillars or headrest.

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2016 Cadillac CT6 wins hearts with high-resolution display instead of rear view mirror

Travis Hester, the chief engineer of Cadillac CT6 said, “The closest comparison to this kind of rear vision would be driving a convertible with the top down. In addition to the increased field of view, the technology eliminates any rear seat, rear pillar or passenger obstructions, allowing the driver an unimpeded view of the lanes behind and traditional blind-spots. The streaming video is a significant enhancement for the luxury customer interested in purposeful technology.”

The engineers and researchers who brought forward this technique have been aptly awarded with a total of 10 patents. Among these, nine have been given to the video processing and one to the streaming of the video mirror. Drivers also have an option to switch back to the conventional electromagnetic mirror by disabling the video streaming function using a toggle.

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