Cadillac releasing Rearview mirror that utilizes an HD camera

Android-Rear-View-Mirror-1The rear view mirror has been a part of the automobile for decades. For most of those decades it has been one of the simplest parts of the car. It has typically just been a mirror that is mounted on your windshield, but now Cadillac plans to change all of that. Recently Cadillac announced that they plan on introducing a rearview mirror that uses HD video.

The goal of this new HD rearview mirror is to give the driver a better view of the rear of the car. Currently, the rearview mirror is obstructed by headrests, passengers, and parts of the car. Cadillac believes that by using the HD camera they will be able to get around these obstacles. The current estimates show that the mirror will increase the drivers’ field of vision by four times. Continue reading Cadillac releasing Rearview mirror that utilizes an HD camera

New Advances in Automobile Technology

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Even though the economy may still be lagging, new automotive technologies are appearing at a scorching pace. While most of the new technologies are in the area of safety, some of the advancements are just for pure convenience. Normally, most new features start out as being offered only as option on higher-end vehicles but are eventually offered on less expensive cars as costs decline and awareness and demand increases. While some technologies were offered on earlier vehicles, new advances have made the systems more helpful. Continue reading New Advances in Automobile Technology

Automating the Automotive Industry Likely to Continue in 2015

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Long gone, seem the days when Henry Ford transformed the automotive industry by introducing car makers to high powered mechanization concepts like the assembly line and standardization. Today, a host of impressive new innovations lurk just around the corner. So many, in fact, that modern automobiles may resemble Model T’s in the minds of future generations. Continue reading Automating the Automotive Industry Likely to Continue in 2015