David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/11/16 8:30 p.m.

Cadillac has a new mid-sized SUV. We know, that’s probably not huge news here in our world. Here is the tidbit that might interest our people, though: The high-end Platinum models feature Cadillac’s Rear Camera Mirror system. Instead of relying upon old-fashioned glass and magic, this substitutes a camera and magic.

Specifically the setup uses an HD camera paired with a 1280x240-pixel display. The display is placed inside what looks like a standard review mirror housing.

More technology for the sake of technology? According to Cadillac, it provides a much wider field of view as well as improved low-light performance.

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Driven5 Dork
8/12/16 9:41 a.m.

I don't think it's technology for technology's sake, so much as it's trying to prove to federal regulators that there is no need for keeping the aerodynamic tragedies that are exterior mirrors.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/12/16 9:45 a.m.

That makes sense. Just like LeMans GT cars, will side-view mirrors one day be a thing of the past?

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Associate Editor
8/12/16 9:48 a.m.

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