Japan is now, the first country in the world that sells cars equipped with cameras instead of conventional mirrors.
Japan’s new law paves the way for the adoption of cameras instead of mirror. According to BMW, cameras will be safer than mirrors. This is because mirrors never need to be adjusted, and as a result, will eliminate blind spots. Also without mirrors, wind noise will be reduced when driving at high speeds. Due to this, we can expect in the future, even more aerodynamic designs.
In the United States, due to federal and state regulations, cars, at this time, must be equipped with one exterior mirror on the driver’s side and a rear-view mirror. However, car manufacturers, BMW, Nissan, and Tesla, have asked lawmakers to change the law to make mirror-less cars legal.
Automotive News predicts that the mirrorless cars will be in the USA around 2018.