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Model X Needs Same Rear Camera Mirror That Chevy Bolt is Getting

Discussion in 'Model X' started by mikevbf, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. mikevbf

    mikevbf Member

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    Scroll to the bottom of the link below on Chevy's Bolt page. I much prefer this solution to having to use the center screen for rear viability. Is there a good after market solution to accomplish this on the Model X?

    2017 Bolt EV: All-Electric Vehicle | Chevrolet
     
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    #2 scottf200, Sep 20, 2016
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    And the same rear view mirror (switchable to LCD full rear display or a normal mirror)!

    (I can't believe people would waste 1/2 of their Tesla 17" screen on a rear view like is the excuse I've heard. I have much more things of it to display).

    the bolt mirror going from standard to 80 degree camera
    view with flip of a button on the bottom of mirror.

    Image: http://i.imgur.com/YSvhOdb.png

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    Here is the rear view in a 7 seat Tesla Model X. Presumably the 3 or Y will have rear seat headrest too ;)

    Image: http://i.imgur.com/Ah5eGmB.png
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    There was much pre-release speculation in the "speculation" threads on the X that it would get this mirror. Even after the release on Sept. 30 especially with the picture of the X in the snow with the skis and boards on the rack on Tesla's own X page that shows, what looks like, a high center mount camera. It is kinda disappointing.

    My rear view doesn't look like that though as I got 6 seats and the rear 2 stay folded most of the time.
     
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    Me too. One of the (many) reasons I got the 6 seat is the better rear view.
     
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    Cadillac is offering this mirror currently. It's a great idea. It may be a GM exclusive.:(
     
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    I do that when I can but many do have 7 seaters and that middle seat headrest takes up quite a bit of room.
     
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    This is not GM-exclusive tech. Gentek has been making these mirrors for some time. Check out the discussion on previous threads.
     
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    I understand. Not sure why I pointed that out. Maybe to make the point that not all X's have the rear view issues a 7 seater with the rear seats up have.
     
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    And around view would be great for all cars, please! I'd pay for that option. Seeing the sides and front from inside the car makes parking in tight spots a breeze. Had it on my ginormous Infiniti QX56 and loved it.
     
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    I am not quite understand how a big rear view display on a 17" screen in a Tesla is not good enough but a tiny display from "Rear Camera Mirror" is somehow better?
     
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    So what I hear you saying is that you don't like the faces of the people you ferry? ;)
     
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    The 17" screen is below the window line, so you have to look down to see the rear image and take your view away from the road.

    The rear-view mirror is much higher, and hence you can still use your peripheral vision to see the road while looking at the mirror. It's much more safe.
     
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    There is an all-around view with obstacles represented by a "cloud" surrounding the vehicle, including distance measurements to those obstacles. Some would argue that the distance information is more informative than just a birds-eye view.
     
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    Thanks. I understand perfectly now. I would also like one please :)
     
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    Except when you are trying to see the lines of a parking spot... The around view camera system is the only thing I miss from my previous cars. All of them had had it since 2009...

    Chris
     
  16. mikevbf

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    I forgot about Perigon auto right in Silicon Valley. I tried to fund them through kickstarter and even started a thread asking other
    Model X owners to join, but they did not get enough funding. Tesla could partner with them.
     
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    Or see how close you are to the curb, when parallel parking... helps avoid sidewall and rim curb rash, especially on the front tires/rims.
     
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  18. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure this All Out

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    Don't forget all the speculation last fall when one of the Model X mules was identified as being inside at a Gentex location and then nothing came of it.:(
     
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    Ok, that is really cool. Actually, the Bolt really seems to have a lot going for it.

    I am very happy to finally see some decent competition, let's get the technology race going!
     
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    It's pretty shocking to me that Tesla hasn't added surround view for the S or X yet. It seems like a no brainer for such big cars.
     
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