Do you happen to know where ( and perhaps how the ) Rear View is mounted on the car ?
I think the location is different for every application. So far I’ve seen it in the Traverse and Silverado, but it’s available in the other GM brands as well. It’s kind of strange because it’s hard to judge depth from a picture/video but there’s always the option of switching to a regular mirror.Do you happen to know where ( and perhaps how the ) Rear View is mounted on the car ?
Not related : I'd also like to get one of those third-party "Witness" Video systems mounted on my car ... do you or anyone else know much about those? ( Well, basically, it's not that this is NOT related as much as it is Indirectly or Not Fully related to the systems shown thus far ) .
Excellent picture, btw .
As the article says, using cameras frees designers; it gives them more flexibility. I’d expect in future iterations, the outside mounts to become smaller, and the location of the viewing screens to get moved closer to the IP.The mount for the camera is as big as the mirror would have been.
Just something more that can go wrong. And an expensive fix required to pass inspection.
Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should do something.
Makes the whole point of replacing a simple mirror ridiculously complicated and expensive, doesn't it. The interior screen design and placement is just as tacky.The mount for the camera is as big as the mirror would have been.
So, imagine having to scrape a camera and damaging its lens.I too, am all for innovation - love back-up cameras,etc; however, living in the great white north, even the heated mirrors have a hard time keeping up when the snow is falling. I can see this full of packed snow and becoming very expensive to repair when it has been damaged.
Most mornings, I have to scrape the side mirrors alone with the windshield.
I agree.More cost to an already complex system that is still protruding from the side of the vehicle, making it just as easy to damage as mirrors currently are. There's no real benefit to this setup.
I have had many a day when all I can see is a small patch in the mirror - the rest is coated in thick ice.Maybe you don't live in an area where those heaters don't quite cut it.