The new Honda e – Honda’s electric ‘Urban’ car – will come with the side camera mirror system seen on the Concept as standard.
We already know that the electric Honda Urban Concept will go in to production this year as the Honda e, and reservations for the Honda e have already opened in the UK.
The Honda e, despite being somewhat toned down from the Urban Concept, still looks a funky and appealing little urban electric runaroud, and although it’s not going to be bargain basement it should sell well.
But despite the toning down of some of its concept features, the Honda e will still retain stuff like the stepless A-pillars and pop-out door handles, and now we learn it will also keep the camera system which replaces the door mirrors.
Honda has confirmed the Honda e will get the Side Camera Mirror System as standard – a first in the compact sector – and claim there are big advantages over conventional door mirrors.
With images from the door cameras shown on two 6″ screens inside the car, Honda say not only do the cameras make the Honda e more aerodynamic – and sit inside the car’s width – but reduce blind spots and give a bigger view.
Brightness levels automatically adjust based on prevailing light, there’s no dazzle or glare, there’s the option of standard or wide view and, when reversing, the images show guidelines and an enhanced camera angle to expand visibility.
So now you know.