• Jan 9, 2007
With all the, uh, creative uses of automotive LCDs at CES, we were were starting to think there might not be any useful purpose for the things. But automotive supplier Magna has found at least two good uses for them with their ReversAid camera system. In one variation, putting the car in reverse activates the rearview camera with the image appearing in an LCD screen behind the glass in your rearview mirror. Drivers don't have to look at awkward spots on their dashboards, or between the gauges to see what's behind them. It's a pretty cool application and much more useful than stuffing an LCD in the fender well.
The second version of the ReversAid puts the LCD in a slideout panel attached to the rearview mirror. Again, selecting reverse gear activates the camera and the panel automatically slides from behind the mirror.

Magna says the two products are already available as factory options in some cars now, and should begin showing up in several other automakers' cars soon. It's also available in aftermarket from Hitchcam.


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 2 Comments
      • 8 Years Ago
      Bought one of these on ebay from a guy in China two years ago. This isn't new or news. Mine also has night vision. Paid $200.
      • 8 Years Ago
      One of these paired with a backup camera would be pretty useful in a car like the Lotus Exige where rearward visibility is almost nonexistant.