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Why Audi R8 e-tron Decided to Launch its First Production Car with Digital Rear-View Mirror

Published September 4, 2012

Audi one of the biggest and most renowned car brands that is housed in Germany, the country that boasts of housing many other famous and celebrated car brands. Car lovers fall head over heels about the cutting edge features of this particular car and I am sure that it is definitely a dream for many to be the proud owner of this car. The manufactures of this premium brand of car have decided to introduce yet another cutting edge feature, that is the digital rear view mirror, which makes it a step ahead form its major competitors like BMW and others.

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The digital rear view mirror is the most high tech way allowing the drivers to have a clear image of the back side right in front of their eyes. The concept of digitizing the rear view mirror was first applied in the R18 race cars and it was an instant success and created a sensation among all car enthusiasts. Now the top notch of this brand has decided to introduce it in their R8 e- tron series to provide their brand with an edge over the others.

Another plus point of this pre installed gadget in cars is that it provides the drivers with a much larger as well as distinct view of the back side in comparison to the traditional mirrors which provides the users with a limited sight. Therefore, this gadget will allow the users to locate minor blind spots and thereby provide the drivers with a better analysis of what is going on behind them. The high tech technology of this rear view camera is sensitive to the headlights of the cars that are following her and wards off the dazzling effect which can blur the picture and disturb the driver. Most importantly the driver can disable the camera at any time, whenever he feels uncomfortable to use it.

This device needs very little energy to run properly. Therefore, the manufacturer guarantees that the efficiency of the car will not get hampered by any means due to the introduction of this particular device. The camera that is used to capture the scene on the rear side and present it before the driver is situated in an aero dynamical casing which gets automatically heated in the winter months and keeps the energy consumption level to the least possible amount. The high resolution LCD screen which captures the image is about 7.7 inch in length and is also extremely power efficient. Furthermore the advanced technology of the camera will provide the drivers with an equally clear picture in the day as well as the night time.

Apart from its utmost utility the camera will also make the interior of the car look more trendy and chic. This feature will be present in the Audi R8 e-tron that will launch in the fall of the coming season. The manufacturers are of the opinion that after seeing the response of valuable customers and getting their feedback they have a plan to make digital rear view mirror a part of every car that comes under this brand.

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The Car scene is so diverse Where I come from, most enthusiasts recognize the amazing engineering (particularly the engines). The bulk of the ridicule originates from the manner in which many of the vehicles are modded/maintained. Thus, the jokes and or hate tends to be aimed more at the owner rather than the machine. All of which makes seeing properly sorted old Toyota's and Hondas at car meets, auto shows, and track days all the more refreshing.

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