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Discussion in 'General Off Topic Chat' started by theoldboy, Jan 29, 2019.

  1. theoldboy

    theoldboy The Beast from the East

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    Seen this today, Audi have now (according to the article) moved the wing mirrors inside.

    More stuff to go wrong and I have no idea why........

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  2. Jimbobcook

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    That looks silly! And like you said something to go wrong.

    I wonder how more aerodynamic a car is without wing mirrors...
     
  3. Sharpy

    Sharpy Full Member

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    It’s still kinda got wing mirrors though?! Looks hideous and I can’t imagine they are cheap to replace when the camera gets smashed off by a passing moron.

    No need, solving a problem that doesn’t exist in my view.


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  4. theoldboy

    theoldboy The Beast from the East

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    And do you have a folding camera mod so that when you lock the car the camera folds in.
     
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  5. theoldboy

    theoldboy The Beast from the East

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    and this is the drivers side, which I am not sure you can see it very well.

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  6. Sharpy

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    Kinda seems you have to look down a bit... not ideal.


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  7. Mr Pig

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    There isn't any need or advantage to having the screens on the doors like that. All you're really doing is moving the mirrors in slightly. Pretty pointless.
     
  8. theoldboy

    theoldboy The Beast from the East

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    Tech for Tech sake and its just trying to make Audi different. but the general comments were Pointless and Rubbish.
     
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    Invention for the sake of invention
     
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  10. Shaady

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    Definitely a just for the sake of it moment...they are in totally the wrong position but really, whats the point in having them if there is still the need for things to be sticking out of the side of the car??
     
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  11. theoldboy

    theoldboy The Beast from the East

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    Well just to revive this thread, saw this today in NZ Autocar

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  12. Nathan penney

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    New Mercedes Actros truck can have cameras instead of mirrors already.
    I’m a truck driver and I know I’d much rather use mirrors than trust a camera to see what’s coming up at the side of me.
    Technology is taking over, it’s getting ridiculous. Can’t be doing with it all. That’s why I have old cars. ( and cd’s). Lol
     
  13. theoldboy

    theoldboy The Beast from the East

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    Well I am even older and still use Cassette tapes :)
    apart from all the good stuff you mention the bit that will come to bite people in the bumb is firstly the insurance is going to go up (simple broken wing mirror vs simple wing camera).
    Theft of bits of tech will come back again
    Cars will be scrapped much earlier in life because its to expensive to repair the bits that have broken.
     
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  14. Yellow fr

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    I still have a 8 track. Total waste off tech.
    The old saying if your wing mirrors fit through the gap the rest off your van /car will fit through the gap


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  15. ChrisM75

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    If they are fitting these to electric cars then the aerodynamic advantage must be worth the electrical load. Im not a big fan, but one advantage would be that they can pan/zoom around for when you need to see a wider or more extreme view.
     
  16. martin j.

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    Very few simple wing mirrors now, cameras, puddle lights, folding, heated etc, I have supplied replacement mirrors at £800+, people wonder why I offered them a seat before I quoted the price, and pushed my chair back out of arms reach, I don't make the prices, honest.
     
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    I have a smashing phonograph with a trumpet speaker in my car. The cylinders take up quite a lot of space in the glovebox, though.

    Sounds appalling!
     

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