A piece of future-forward technology has gotten the OK by the U.S. government, that being the hybrid rearview mirror, titled “Full Display Mirror,” developed by Gentex and General Motors for the 2016 Cadillac CT6 and 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV.
The camera-based rearview mirror can toggle between a live view from the rear of the vehicle, showing live images, and a traditional mirror. Autoblog first reported the confirmation in a statement from NHTSA Secretary Anthony Foxx
The NHTSA confirmed the technology for production, but stated its green light was due to the fact traditional side mirrors are still in place, meaning camera based mirror systems are still on the horizon for the time being.
The camera system will likely debut in the 2016 CT6 first before reaching the 2017 Bolt EV later this year when the EV begins production at GM’s Orion assembly.