Coming Soon to U.S. Vehicles: Cameras to Replace Side Mirrors, Headlights that 'Talk'

Video cameras will replace side mirrors on some vehicles. Photo provided by Forvia.

Electronic sideview mirrors and adaptive headlights that avoid oncoming drivers’ eyes and communicate with pedestrians are among features drivers can expect soon, according to European parts supplier Forvia.

Some of the systems are already available in other parts of the world, but U.S. regulations slowed their adoption here.

Forvia, which specializes in interior systems, lighting and electronics, also is developing a variety of eco-friendly materials that use hemp and other sustainable sources to reduce automakers’ carbon footprint.

I recently got a look at those and other new features at Forvia’s North American tech center in Auburn Hills, MI.

To read more, see the Detroit Free Press.

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