July 22, 2019
Hyundai Mobis developed camera monitor system to replace side-view mirrors in future vehicles
Hyundai Mobis announced that it had developed South Korea’s first camera monitor system, a future side-view mirror that offers the trifecta of stability, efficiency, and design at the same time. The Camera Monitoring System (CMS) developed by Hyundai Mobis is designed to replace the side mirrors on both sides as well as the rear-view mirror. The camera sensors’ field of view is about 35˚, which is more than twice that of the regular side-view mirror, around 17°. Therefore, the driver can drive safely without having to check blind spots by turning their head. Because monitors, a type of display device, are installed inside the car, a camera monitor system results in almost no protruding areas. This makes it possible to eliminate unexpected noises such as wind noise caused by the side-view mirror, and it also reduces air resistance, thereby improving fuel economy as well.
The camera sensors, located on the left and right sides of the vehicle and under the rear shark fin antenna, recognize the rear and posterolateral driving environments and display them in real-time on monitors located inside the vehicle. The system’s monitors are installed on the side of the steering wheel, above the right vent in front of the passenger seat, and on the spot where the rear-view mirror used to be. The monitors on both sides each provide an intuitive and clear image without distortions on a large screen compared to the side-view mirror. In the camera monitor system, the rear driving environment is displayed through a monitor in the shape of the rear-view mirror, and the monitor can also be changed into a mirror when necessary.