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Audi uses LEDs to replace rear view mirror

Electronic Design News -- Alas, when you don’t have a rearview mirror because you don’t have a back window, how do you see what’s rapidly approaching from the rear? Now Audi’s R8 e-tron drivers will use a 7.7” Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode (AMOLED) screen that shows what a tiny camera is making available—and looking like a HD rearview mirror. How cool is that?

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Submitted Aug 15, 2012 By: doeslayersr
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 6:55:56 AM

more gadgets, more stuff that goes wrong, more repair costs. Don't think that's cool at all.
albert2008
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 8:23:49 AM

sounds cool
CapriceWagon
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 8:22:26 AM

I thought we were trying to reduce the weight of vehicles, not add to it, and also adding to the draw off the alternator
91Explorer
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 8:15:53 AM

super neat!
jrs4125
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 7:01:26 AM

Alrighty then
the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 6:34:05 AM

You sexy beast Audi!
mckellyb
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 5:44:09 AM

Aaaaaannnnnnd, 100% useless with no electricity.

Pass.

If a mirror isn't good enough for you, your license should be revoked, IMMEDIATELY.
Dodge_Me
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:45:38 PM

Is cool but no Audi for me
jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:42:50 PM

pretty dumb. When it breaks....
jerej829
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:36:58 PM

Nice
hank1326
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:36:39 PM

Nice tool. Perhaps more drivers will warm up to this.
pastorpaulcg
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:36:38 PM

Gas price relevance?
southrob
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:33:54 PM

and this does not deal with gas going up
rollercoaster
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:33:35 PM

wow nice
10k
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:32:25 PM

i think not..i'll take my rearview mirror pls..
1fulltank
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:31:43 PM

Why would you not have a rear view mirror in a car? Truck, yes. Car, no.
BobD2009
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:30:59 PM

I'd rather have the mirror.
TekWare
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:29:29 PM

My rear view mirror has never broken down.
Hi1
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:26:22 PM

I think that good idea.
mageetp
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:24:41 PM

Ok for those like gadgets, I`m not interested.
KrsnaDragon
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:23:36 PM

I'd be sold on this if there was a way to guarantee its functionality offline of any electronic or logical system in the vehicle.
SparkieMi
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:23:10 PM

What happens when the electronics fails or the view is blocked????
Black out!!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:18:58 PM

I agree with Kawibiker. Plus just an extra cost
DimitrisIL
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:17:59 PM

Would like to see that!
Kawibiker
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:17:37 PM

not sure I would like a car with no back window.. also cool tech gadget, up untill it don't work.. cars are getting too much techy stuff and down the road, someone is going to have a night mare..
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:16:58 PM

Great idea.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:16:40 PM

?????????? just something else to break down and increase profits for the manufacture....
dirt girl
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:15:28 PM

Not cool when the technology fails.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:15:24 PM

thanks for the post
TBONE3
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:15:23 PM

Real COOL!!!!!!
HuoXingC
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:15:22 PM

I wouldn't buy a car that didn't have a back window. Safety first!
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:14:03 PM

hmmmm
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:13:19 PM

great
UC2
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:11:57 PM

new-old tech, new apps
rahcat
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:10:21 PM

Cool new innovation.
big_mac64
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:09:43 PM

who would think of making a car without a rear window to begin with???
jkpsr
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:09:25 PM

Motorhomers have been doing this for years.
bonzoonfmb
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:09:05 PM

This type of technology should be hooked up into the old 24" long horizontal racecar-type mirrors for total coverage.
SteelPenny
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:08:37 PM

Like I' going to buy a fleet of Audis.
judgemobile
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:08:26 PM

DON'T HAVE A BACK WINDOW ? how is this street legal ??
Ray_10589
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:07:28 PM

interesting...
HEBster
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:07:27 PM

Wayyy Cool!
joel27nc
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:07:21 PM

At what cost?
RichWLIN
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:07:09 PM

Big deal.
ManOfLeisureII
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:06:53 PM

My mirror works just fine
heartbroken2010
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:06:24 PM

Sweet. now only if i could afford to buy one.
ilderton
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:06:06 PM

what about us gravel runners? all that drit covering up that little lens in the back will make me blind!
Toppers
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:04:50 PM

Cool
MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:04:36 PM

How much is it going to cost to fix if it breaks? LOL
jem069
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:04:32 PM

Ok
jrsva
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:01:48 PM


Not cool, just one more electronic jimcrack to go wrong. I want a rear window and a mirror.
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