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Old 12-07-2014, 01:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Mirror designs, if we can't use cameras yet.

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Old 12-07-2014, 03:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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...in my best Wicked Queen voice: "...mirror, mirror or the car, who's the slipperiest shape by far...?"
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Old 12-07-2014, 05:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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" This odd contraption is by far our favourite on the list: wing mirror air conditioning. During a race, one of the most difficult factors to control is a driver’s temperature. A traditional air conditioning unit would be unacceptably heavy (though some championships require it for driver safety), so engineers come up with ways of creating openings to force air into the cabin."


The only gripe i have about my old Civic is that the air vents are horrible.
Even when it's not hot out ( rarely here in Texas ), the vents blow ( weak ! ) air that is warm even with the lever all the way to the coldest setting.

This mirror gives me ideas on how to fix that.
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Old 12-07-2014, 05:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Cd, thats a good thing. That means you do not have a wave of pressure at the base of your windshield. Now for jeeps they make deflectors that mount on top of the vent slots to purposely direct air into the cabin.

Why do mirrors need to be mounted on the outside of the vehicle?

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Pagani hisself told Jay Leno the Huayra mirror was based on a woman's eye.
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Is it illegal to use cameras in place of sideview mirrors?
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The XL1’s presence in this list is notable for its absence of wing mirrors. In the traditional sense, at least. The object on the door, between the wheel and the side window, is actually a camera that beams live images to screens inside the cockpit. Why? The XL1 is all about efficiency, and its teardrop design is intended to create as little drag as possible. Traditional wing mirrors would ruin a lot of that hard work.
I would delete both of my side view mirrors if it was legal. With my rear view camera set up, which has a 180 degree field of view, I can see the back of a car coming up beside me in the rear camera, and see the front of it out my side window, so there is no blind spot whatsoever in my car.
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