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    for not having a place for mirrors, windows and windshields, i just place this post here.
    there had been cases of stolen side mirrors in manila. there is one option that is to eliminate the side mirrors and replace them with rear facing cameras just like the backing camera. first, it reduces air drag for fuel economy, second, it eliminates the side mirror which is vulnerable to bumping when the car is parked, third, it increases the space between parked cars. aside from replacing the side mirrors with low drag rear facing cameras, the wiper arms too can be streamlined to park vertical alongside the A pillars part of the windshield frame, that is, if the wipers are not recessed into the cowl. this reduction in air drag will reduce fuel consumption and wind noise. these cameras can even be linked to the anti theft system taking video of potential or actual larceny of the vehicle. detroit has not thought of these ideas for now

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    where would the camera position be?

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    ung rear camera maganda doon sa license plate light. para kita bumper mo. pag nag babacking ka. pag doon directly sa bumper nilagay, im not sure if there's a way to tilt the cam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jick.cejoco View Post
    for not having a place for mirrors, windows and windshields, i just place this post here.
    there had been cases of stolen side mirrors in manila. there is one option that is to eliminate the side mirrors and replace them with rear facing cameras just like the backing camera. first, it reduces air drag for fuel economy, second, it eliminates the side mirror which is vulnerable to bumping when the car is parked, third, it increases the space between parked cars. aside from replacing the side mirrors with low drag rear facing cameras, the wiper arms too can be streamlined to park vertical alongside the A pillars part of the windshield frame, that is, if the wipers are not recessed into the cowl. this reduction in air drag will reduce fuel consumption and wind noise. these cameras can even be linked to the anti theft system taking video of potential or actual larceny of the vehicle. detroit has not thought of these ideas for now
    Some concept cars have already explored this in some of their design. Of course the problem is the added camera and video displays will add to the overall cost & complexity of a car. With that in mind, using cameras in place of sidemirrors can only be done in higher end cars where the added cost will not significantly affect sales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xninjax View Post
    where would the camera position be?
    Some concept cars have the camera installed in small bumps/pods where the side mirrors were located with a video display on the inner side of the doors.

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    ^

    Maganda cguro kung ung windshield mo is the whole camera screen and you could see the side and rear. Touch screen pa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retz View Post
    ^

    Maganda cguro kung ung windshield mo is the whole camera screen and you could see the side and rear. Touch screen pa.

    Ever tried playing a driving game? Notice you don't have depth perception on a video screen? You will have the same issue if you have your entire windshield replaced with a video display.

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    ang alam ko may mga high end production cars na nagumagamit nito... pero may mirror pa rin. iba pa rin yung salamin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghosthunter View Post
    Ever tried playing a driving game? Notice you don't have depth perception on a video screen? You will have the same issue if you have your entire windshield replaced with a video display.

    True sir GH. pero kung sa side and rear lang ung video screen? I think hindi naman kailangan depth perception imo, ung sa front kailangan ung widnshield talaga.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retz View Post
    True sir GH. pero kung sa side and rear lang ung video screen? I think hindi naman kailangan depth perception imo, ung sa front kailangan ung widnshield talaga.
    Actually even with the rear, depth perception is still important. Notice you can't properly backup your car simply based on the picture from the rear camera.

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