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Old 09-12-2018, 02:45 PM
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Nice to see another manufacturer do this in addition to Audi with the upcoming E-Tron (I guess this makes Lexus first rather than Audi), but those screens look HORRIBLE and so obviously tacked on inside.
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Old 09-12-2018, 04:02 PM
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Nice to see another manufacturer do this in addition to Audi with the upcoming E-Tron (I guess this makes Lexus first rather than Audi), but those screens look HORRIBLE and so obviously tacked on inside.
Well they are closer to the line of sight than in the Audi (where they are down low in the door trim), at the cost of looking tacked on.

But seriously, no integrated position of a screen is better placed than a proper door mirror, and anywhere near the line of sight it will look awkward. Plus, I imagine the cost of replacing the camera unit outside compared to a mirror in a minor "wall scratching incident" is not exactly favorable either...
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Which countries allow for such technology?
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Old 09-14-2018, 02:29 AM
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Kanye west could use this technology to make that b!tch taylor swift famous again.
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Which countries allow for such technology?
SO far Japan, and European countries will follow soon;
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Old 09-16-2018, 03:22 AM
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I just don't get this "problem" and the "solution" automakers are coming up with. Cameras on the outside are sexy. But they just add complexity and fail points elsewhere. What is the point of these solutions beyond the slight aesthetic benefit? (there have been some great modern mirror designs recently anyway)

You still need to look to either side of the cabin. It's displaying roughly the same visual information you'd get from a normal concave and and convex mirror pair.

And this implementation feels like a "me too" rush to get the tech out there. Audi's integrated screens are much better than these tacked on garmin displays.
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What is the point of these solutions beyond the slight aesthetic benefit? (there have been some great modern mirror designs recently anyway)
Improved aerodynamics to eek out every last mpg?

Perhaps one day manufacturers will be able to display the image on the windshield w/ some sort of augmented reality? I actually imagine there's a lots of interesting and useful things that will come of this tech.
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Old 09-16-2018, 12:36 PM
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Dashboards will be one stinking long LCD, end to end.
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Imagine how many cars will be junked because the screen dies and it's too expensive to replace given how proprietary the designs will be.
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Old 09-17-2018, 07:40 AM
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Imagine how many cars will be junked because the screen dies and it's too expensive to replace given how proprietary the designs will be.
Oh imagine replacing a full electric dashboard (like a new Mercedes, or a Tesla screen) on an older vehicle, out of warranty for a while. But given the level of integration, naturally becoming unusable without the screen(s); Certainly a joy
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