THE world’s first car without a rear window will launch in the UK in a bid to provide clearer view for drivers.
Polestar 4 will use a screen instead of a traditional rear window with a camera mounted on the roof of the car.
The model will hit the road in August and will sell at £59,990[/caption]
The camera will stream a live feed of the road view to the screen in the car.
Manufacturers are trying to battle a common problem of a poor back view in coupestyle vehicles.
The designers’ idea is to use the camera instead of the rear glass for a better scope of vision.
Another benefit is that rear-seat passengers would ride more comfortably with the roofline pushed back behind their heads thanks to freed space from no window.
Jonathan Goodman, the head of Polestar in the UK, told the Times: “The visibility out the back of many cars is pretty constrained.
“The second you have a large passenger in the back, or any luggage, you can’t see anything out of it at all.
“If you place a camera there, the drivers gets a far better field of vision.”
According to Goodman, the camera’s definition is especially useful at night, when low visibility and glare pose danger to drivers.
Reversing cameras are becoming more common on larger HGVs with dashboard screens showing the feeds.
The rearview mirror remains in its usual location and may be turned into a regular mirror.
For those who aren’t used to the new tech, there is an option to deactivate the screen element.
While other electric vehicles like BMWs also have cameras that stream into the rearview mirror, this is reportedly the first car to have the glass completely removed.
Polestar is a Swedish manufacturer of electric vehicles owned by Volvo.
Polestar 4 is expected to hit the roads in August of this year, with a price tag starting at £59,990.