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11 Design Innovations of Harley Earl

Rear-Mounted Television Cameras

Earl loved automotive gadgetry. In place of rear view mirrors, the 1956 Buick Centurion show car boasted a functional TV camera that transmitted the rear view to a small screen on the dashboard. Rear view cameras that supplement rear view mirrors began showing up on SUVs and large luxury cars in the early 2000s. Earl was definitely ahead of his time.