The 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) went down last week and we’ve seen plenty of new and impressive gadgets that we would love to have for our morning commutes.
One that stood out was a video-enabled rear view mirror that doubles as a touch screen display with the Android operating system. First all we could think about was how distracting a touch screen display would be staring back at you in the rear view mirror, but once we got over that it was pretty exciting to see the capabilities and conveniences a touch screen mirror could provide.
With a few taps of the rear view you could pair a hands-free device, get directions, or check the weather forecast. All you wouldn’t be able to do is, well, look behind you. Or so we thought – the display could also be used to display the view from a rear-view camera, though this functionality has not been confirmed.
If you’d like to check out the new display for yourself, you can see the original coverage and video here.