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Cadillac’s Rear Camera Mirror Wins PopSci Award for Technological Innovation

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Cadillac Rear Camera Mirror

Cadillac’s Rear Camera Mirror, which will debut on the CT6, was named one of Popular Science’s “Best of What’s New” award-winners
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Cadillac’s Rear Camera Mirror, an innovative new technology that will debut next year in the all-new 2016 CT6 sedan and the 2017 XT5 crossover, has been named a 2015 Popular Science “Best of What’s New” award winner. The streaming video mirror will be named among 100 different technological innovations in the magazine’s December issue.

“The Best of What’s New awards honor the innovations that surprise and amaze us – those that challenge our view of what’s possible in the future,” said Cliff Ransom, editor-in-chief of Popular Science. “The award is Popular Science’s top prize, and the 100 winners—chosen from among thousands of nominees – are each a revolution in their respective fields.”

The Rear Camera Mirror is said to improve a driver’s field of vision by as much as 300%, making it roughly four times more effective than a traditional rearview mirror. The water-resistant high-def camera also reduces glare and creates better visibility in low-light situations, and the 1280 x 240-pixel TFT-LCD display and its 171 ppi make for unmatched clarity.

Deliveries of the 2016 Cadillac CT6 are expected to begin at the end of 2015, and the XT5 is slated to hit the market later in 2016.