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Old 08-11-2016, 12:35 PM   #1
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Japan approves mirrorless cars

Japan will be the first country to approve mirrorless cars.

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Mirrorless cars using video screens instead of traditional rearview mirrors

Japan Says Yes To Mirrorless Cars

Japan approves mirrorless cars - Autoblog
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Old 08-11-2016, 02:42 PM   #2
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this post made me thought of the mustang in the need for speed movie.
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Old 08-11-2016, 11:38 PM   #3
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that screen on the door panel is ugly as fuck, i rather have mirrors haha
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can't remember the last time I struggled with poor visibility from the mirrors...ok maybe with the exception of jacked pickups with HID in reflector bowls tailing my ass
i doubt the significant aero gains on econoboxes from going mirrorless

time will tell if i'm just a luddite...for now it's just another simple thing that doesn't need fixing in road cars.
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Old 08-12-2016, 10:02 AM   #5
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O_O more danger from drivers on da r0ad?!?!!?@?$$ y u no mirr0r?
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Old 08-12-2016, 10:43 AM   #6
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LOL wouldnt make any difference now... most of the people dont even look at the side mirrors..
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Just give me a driverless car already.
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Just give me a driverless car already.
Easy now, Tiger.
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Might as well build windowless cars for China.

No change in the number of accidents.
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Smart IMO, if you look up the studies done on aerodynamics/drag from side mirrors. Most of them tell you that removing side mirrors improves fuel economy 3-6%. It's small, but don't forget it also translates to other smaller differences like quicker acceleration and less requirement on the engine for weight/drag.

With the technology we have nowadays, I am sure the cost of cameras is cheaper than the cost of a painted side mirror.

Repairs would likely be cheaper too, think of the cost of buying a backup camera ($10-$100) vs. the cost of mirror/ frame / and painting. ($100-$300)
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