It may be a disconcerting thought to be driving a car with no rear-view or side mirrors, but that it what BMW are looking to introduce.
The BMW i8 Mirrorless concept was previewed at CES 2016 and makes use of two small cameras in place of the wing mirrors and a third camera on the rear windscreen. The images from the three cameras are merged together and displayed on a screen that will sit in the place of the traditional rear-view mirror.
BMW says that a much wider viewing angle of what’s going on behind the car is achieved with cameras compared to traditional mirrors.
At this stage, it’s not known on which model the camera technology will debut on however a possibility is the face-lifted 7-Series, tipped to arrive in 2019 or the range-topping BMW 9-Series. As these things do, the technology will trickle down from the top models in the brand to the bottom.