Audi is taking another leap towards the future, Audi has announced that the Audi R8 e-Tron will feature a 7.7 inch color AMOLED display that will take place of the old fashioned rear-view mirror. The AMOLED display will be provided by Samsung and will be self illuminating at low voltage and not require a back light. The rear-view display will receive a video feed from a very small wide angle camera in the rear, the camera will be able to provide a wider viewing angle than a normal rear-view mirror.
Not that you should be driving your Audi R8 e-Tron in the snow, but the camera housing sports the ability heat up and defrost, so in the winter you will not have to worry about your view being blocked. With the ability to reduce glare of others headlights Audi believes the new AMOLED display and camera setup will ultimately make for a safer drive, allowing a better view of whats going on behind you.
Audi said in its announcement that it is also looking into “incorporating additional information” on the screen at some point in the future and we look forward to seeing what other innovations Audi has up their sleeves.