Future Tech: Mirrorless (and Flawless) BMW i8 Test Drive – Video

1 year ago by Jay Cole 6

BMW Setting Up At CES Earlier This Month(InsideEVs/Tom Moloughney)

BMW Setting Up At CES Earlier This Month(InsideEVs/Tom Moloughney)

There was only a few automakers that chose to show their wares at CES in Las Vegas this month.

Of those that did, they brought only a token car or two … except for BMW.

No, BMW plastered their name all over the event, and set up a huge demonstration test and test drive area for its plug-in offerings.

In addition to standard test cars, an autonomous preview for the i3, there was also a mirrorless BMW i8.

And while driving without ‘old school’ mirrors  is not yet approved for the US and much of the world (it will be soon), the i8 demo at CES proved that BMW has already perfected the technology (as illustrated above via YT/LinusTechTips)

Now, our message to all the various governments around the world – make with the regulatory approvals already!

BMW Makes Its Presence Known At CES

BMW Makes Its Presence Known At CES

Hat tip to R3D!

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6 responses to "Future Tech: Mirrorless (and Flawless) BMW i8 Test Drive – Video"

  1. Sting777 says:

    Wow. If you can afford it it looks like the 2 year lease is the way to go, for EVER.

  2. ffbj says:

    No Mirror, Mirror, on the car, show me where the people are.

    1. SJC says:

      One camera failure and you are out of luck.

  3. R.S says:

    I really like the concept of Tesla better and I know that a 911 is much faster around a track, but my good do I love this car! It just looks so good. If they ever make an EV version, I might really go to the bank the next day and robb it.

  4. DL says:

    I’m failing to see the advantage of this “mirrorless” design. You still have those somewhat goofy looking camera appendages sticking out of each side and the interior video screen appears to block more of the view out the front than a normal mirror would.

    With the video screen lower down on the dash and cameras integrated without sticking out, this might have some advantage.

    1. Aaron says:

      Aerodynamics. Smaller frontal area means less aerodynamic drag. Less drag means more EV range.