Lexus wants drivers to see better with digital side mirrors

Lexus wants drivers to see better with digital side mirrors

Lindsey Duncan
September 14, 2018

From its namesake, it replaces the mirrors for small exterior cameras that will provide drivers a clearer view of the vehicle's surroundings. The new setup's shape is created to resist the accumulation of such elements, Lexus says, meaning you'll never have to get your sleeves or interior trim wet to wipe off rainwater. The feed from those cameras is then displayed on small, 5-inch monitors inside the cabin that sit at the base of the front pillars.

The technology will debut in the redesigned ES sedan that goes on sale in October.

Cynthia Nixon Unusual Bagel Order Is Causing Quite The Stir
Nixon, meanwhile, is hoping several recent missteps by Cuomo and his campaign come back to bite him. Joe Crowley in the 14th Congressional District race was a "political upset", according to Pehme.

Digital screens mounted on the insides of the door provide the driver with a view that can be enhanced at night, and the field of vision can be adjusted as needed. It's not just plain feed too - the Digital Outer Mirrors offer an expanded view of the car's surroundings by augmenting the display area during turns or when reversing. The view of areas around the auto can be manually enhanced by the driver to obtain complete peripheral awareness of the area around the vehicle. Lexus will start offering Digital Outer Mirrors, and the first vehicle to get it will be the new ES saloon.

We're surprised it's taken this long for manufacturers to catch on, but Lexus is finally offering digital wing mirrors as an option for the upcoming ES replacement model. Their absence also means there's less drag and wind noise, which Lexus says results in a quieter, more comfortable cabin experience for passengers.