We already told you about the virtual exterior mirrors of the Audi e-tron electric divider, and now a video appears on the network that allows us to evaluate the convenience of using them.
cameras image is displayed on a pair of 7-inch OLED-display trapezoidal shape, built into the gap between the doors and the dashboard. Screens are sensory, so that the image can be customized by the svaypami on their surface – changing both the viewing angle and the scale of the display. By tapu on the screen are displayed icons, with which you can change the display mode depending on traffic conditions (along the road, during the turn, during parking) and other parameters.
Note that at first glance the screens do not look particularly comfortable from for a small size, irregular shape and unusual location, but after a certain period of habituation, you can probably get used to such mirrors.
The main reason for using such mirrors in Audi was called the improvement of aerodynamics, which It affects the power reserve of the electric vehicle. In addition, the cameras reduce the overall width of an electric vehicle by 15 cm compared to classical mirrors and reduce aerodynamic noise due to a special shape.
Virtual mirrors will be offered as an option only in those markets where it is legally allowed to use cars without classic side mirrors (for example , in Japan).
Recall that earlier Audi showed the interior of the electric crossover e-Tron Quattro with many screens. Sales of the production version of the Audi e-tron electric car with a battery of 95 kWh and a power reserve of 400 km (WLTP) are planned for the end of 2018, and until 2020 the manufacturer is also going to produce a compact sitikar and premium sedan Audi E-Tron GT.
Source : InsideEVs