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Audi to Introduce Video in R8 e-tron

Audi will to a video rearview mirror in the R8 etron battery supercar.

was facing a big problem as it finishes of the new R8 e-tron.  The battery-electric version of its supercar has no back window – makes it a little useless to a rearview mirror, at least a one.

Instead, the maker is into its motorsports tool kit to up with the same digital used on its R18 endurance racer, the vehicle that recently won An advanced, 7.7-inch organic LED will effectively recreate the of a traditional rearview mirror – adding in a few neat, high-tech such as the ability to block the from headlights.

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Rear-mounted have become commonplace in cars, helping motorists back out of parking places.  But the system won’t simply the image from the center navi screen to the mirror. The R8 will provide a much detailed and more accurate than available from backup cameras.

It will on a special camera hidden in an optimized” upper housing at the of the car, positioned to give the basic viewing angle as a rearview mirror – though it also offer a wider of view.  The tiny lens, Audi says measures a few millimeters,” will be protected dust and other debris.  The itself, meanwhile, will be in winter to ensure it can operate all weather conditions.

The display will measure the same size as a conventional and will rely on a technology AMOLED, or Active Matrix Light Emitting Diodes, an system that is thinner and efficient than conventional LED and LCD Widely used in small electronic devices, such as it is just being introduced in formats.


AMOLEDs produce especially and sharp images and handle better than standard LED something particularly appealing in an application.

The Audi system auto dim at night, electronically the image in poor lighting and to reduce glare from the of vehicles behind.  The maker it is “is also working on incorporating information on the monitor in future.”  could mean adding the of performance information some now present to the driver through display, or HUD, systems.

The digital rearview mirror its debut on the R18 e-tron Quattro, a racecar that helped scurry to a one-two-three win during the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Automakers been toying with the of replacing mirrors with displays for a number of years.  Any of concept cars have the technology as a sleeker alternative to mirrors, in particular, as a pencil-thin generates far less aerodynamic – or wind noise – than a door-mounted mirror.

But, until now, the has had to stay on the show floor due to cost constraints and government restrictions.  So far, the National Traffic Safety Administration has not the technology for production vehicles.

Audi will be able to get the go if it the R8 e-tron to the U.S. remains to be The battery-electric supercar is expected to go limited production late year.

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