Drive Wire for August 8th, 2016: Japan Approves Cars Without Mirrors

Using video cameras instead could provide fuel economy and safety benefits.

byThe Drive Staff| PUBLISHED Aug 8, 2016 5:32 PM

Today on Drive Wire, The Drive discusses the news that Japan will let automakers begin selling cars equipped with video cameras in place of mirrors. Getting rid of side view mirrors and replacing them with cameras and video screens could offer significant fuel economy and safety benefits—and of course, as concept car designers have known for decades, leaving off the mirrors can result in sleeker, better-looking cars. For more on the story, check out the video above.