Audi to Integrate R8 with Samsung 7.7-inch AMOLED as Rear-View Mirror


 

Audi has confirmed that its R8 e-tron will be fitted with a digital rear-view mirror. The digital rear-view mirror will work in conjunction with a camera that will enable a larger field of vision unlike a conventional rear-view mirror.

Interestingly, the mirror will be a 7.7-inch AMOLED display supplied by Samsung Display and is selected due to the display’s power efficiency, thinness than a regular LCD.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/mvndaai Jason Mavandi

    That is just so pretty!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ElTimablo Timothy John Keighley Robertso

    This has to be the dumbest idea I’ve heard in a long time. What happens when the camera gets covered? Or when the connection between the two fails? This is just another thing to go wrong with the car that will cost hundreds of dollars to fix. I’ll take a normal mirror, thanks.

    • pauller

      if ur buying an audi r8 i don’t think u really care how much it’ll cost to fix

    • Zacisblack

      Stop being troll. If someone can afford an R8, they most definitely can afford all of the maintenance it requires and it won’t be a problem.

    • Bobo

      Before u write something like this read twice! The R8 E-tron is meant. If u look at pics of it, it seems, that it has no-alsmot non back glass! A common mirror would be bullshit!

  • Aleem Qureshi

    My question is how will that screen hold up to heat, i know most my devices are more or less unusable if they have been left in the heat for too long.

  • adi19956

    You lose your depth perception with these e-mirrors

    • http://twitter.com/yellowspyder Spyder Ryder

      you have no depth perception in any mirror, either, which is 2D… and that’s why!

      • Philip Courtois

        No, a mirror is not 2D – it’s just as 3D as looking out a window. So Adi is right – but I still think the e-mirror looks cool.

      • adi19956

        The mirror exists in 2D, yes, but the image in it appears perfectly 3D (or it should be)

  • Mr. Mark

    because real life doesn’t have a high enough resolution.

  • http://www.facebook.com/princesation Prince Dela Cruz

    Idk about you guys but I think this is pretty cool. Yeah there’s depth perception issues and heat blah blah but how often do you really need the rear view mirror? Most of the time, and side view mirrors are sufficient

    • http://twitter.com/yellowspyder Spyder Ryder

      there is no depth perception possible in anything that’s 2D.. as all mirrors are.

      • Philip Courtois

        Nope, a mirror is not 2D – it’s just as 3D as looking out a window. You gotta catch up on your optics 101…