Derek Howe September 12, 2018 11:33 PM poorly implemented. Fairly Reasoner September 13, 2018 12:30 AM Why? Joshua Tulberg September 13, 2018 02:27 AM It's like they only wanted the functionality (not having to look through a dirty/rainy glass) but didn't want the streamlining. physics314 September 13, 2018 04:21 AM Is there a regulatory reason for the legacy placement of the cameras and screens? At the very least, the screens could be integrated into the dashboard, so that driver's needn't take their eyes of the road as much as they do now, when looking in the mirrors. Also, with good central placement, a single camera could provide a complete view of the rear hemisphere. FerrisPoobah September 13, 2018 10:38 AM physics314, there is more likely a desire to emulate traditional mirrors, with their placement at the sides, than a regulatory need. Having mirrors or displays at such locations is actually beneficial, too, as it is a good idea to have the driver aware of the areas to the sides of the vehicle, even if there is the occasional look away from the area directly in front of the vehicle. MerlinGuy September 13, 2018 11:02 AM Sounds like a very expensive way to replace a piece of glass. fred_dot_u September 13, 2018 12:49 PM Part of using an outside rear view mirror (and an inside rear view mirror) is the flexibility of moving one's head to change the angle of view. Of course, one can press buttons and rotate a digital camera, but not as quickly as a simple head movement. I'd tear these things off and put a stalk mirror in place in an instant. ljaques September 13, 2018 01:31 PM I love the concept, love the screens, and hate the ugly stalks. Now add LIDAR wireframes for rainy/foggy nights. I think passengers will like the screens, too, since they'd add vision to the person critiquing your driving, maybe shutting them up a bit. ;) I like the legacy placement, since our peripheral vision is a backup to our focused vision. It can catch those fast flying maniacs about to fly by you which didn't register in the rear view mirror scenario. Lardo September 13, 2018 01:52 PM Another unnecessary glitter-gizmo to drive up the price. AngryPenguin September 14, 2018 12:33 AM @Lardo All the better for the owners to show off how rich they are.Though it might fix the problem of people who tailgate with their high-beams on.