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Old 03-05-2007, 01:02 PM   #13
Calamity Jesus
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Originally Posted by Hazdaz View Post
I wanna know why we still have side mirrors?
Probably because they're simple, cheap and reliable... not to mention, that they're extremely functional, since you can glance at the driver's side mirror and check your blind spot in one quick head movement.

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For years and years now concept cars have had cameras on the sides and a screen on the inside instead. It probably would reduce drag - and help fuel economy - dramatically if you didn't have 2 big fat mirrors sticking out the sides of your car.
Fuel economy lost by drag from mirrors is a drop in the bucket. If they are so bad for drag, why isn't F1 using rear-view cameras already?

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I'm all for backup cameras, airbags, seatbelts, helmets, etc.. but I'm against anyone legislating any of them as mandatory for everyone.
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