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Smaller side view mirrors?

Discussion in 'Future Cars' started by richkae, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. richkae

    richkae VIN587

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    Is there a minimum size requirement for the mirror? You could do the absolute minimal mirror plus a camera. People would get used to the camera and ignore the vestigial mirror and maybe eventually it would go away.
     
  2. raymond

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    Enjoy!
     
  3. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Yes, there are different regs for Europe vs USA. For costs savings, some manufacturers opt for a "global mirror" that is jumbo to cover both regs.
    In any case, look around at the cars on the street and notice that all are fairly similar in size.

    Not exactly the easiest requirements to follow:
    Standard No. 111; Rearview mirrors - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

     
  4. ElSupreme

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    Wait the US uses metric units in its regulations?!?!?! That is great!
     

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