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The all-electric Honda e is bringing its side view mirrors inside

Honda e, the tight electric automobile that’s coming to mart in spring 2020, is bringing its side-view mirrors inside. The company confirmed Tuesday that its side-camera-mirror system, which was on the prototype version, will be a grade feature when the automobile enters production. 

The side-camera-mirror system includes two six-inch screens, situated on the left and right sides of the dashboard, that provide live images of traffic. Honda argues that the tech reduces aerodynamic drag by 90% compared to conventional door mirrors, for an overall 3.8% improvement for the entire automobile. This, in turn, can aid with the battery’s efficiency and range.

The mirrors also enhance visibility, Honda says, adding that the camera unit housings are shaped to prevent water drops on the lens. The lens also has a water-repellent coating to prevent residual water build up.

You can check out how it works in the video below.

The rider can appoint two views, normal and wide, via the automobile settings. The two views expand the field of vision and helps reduce blind spots by about 10% in normal and about 50% when using the wide option, Honda claims.

If the rider puts the automobile in reverse, guidelines appear on the side-view screens. As lighting conditions change, the brightness steps on the interior displays alter.

Honda also confirmed that the pop-out door handles will be in the production version.

Honda e Prototype

The automaker has enormous plans for the Urban EV, officially called
the Honda e, and more broadly electric vehicles. The Honda e is expected to have a battery range of more than 124 miles and come equipped with a “swift charge” capability that will provide a 80% change in 30 minutes.

path back in 2017, Honda engine Co. president and CEO Takahiro Hachigo emphasized that the Urban EV wasn’t some “vision of the distant future.”

Honda plans to bring electrification, which can mean hybrid, plug-in or all-electric, to every brand-new automobile version launched in Europe. The automaker is aiming for two-thirds of European sales to feature electrified technology by 2025.

The production version of the Honda e will be unveiled later this year. Customers can make a reservation for priority ordering online in the U.K., Germany, France and Norway or enlist their interest in other European markets on the Honda national websites.

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