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    Truck mirror future

    I passed 2 new, merc tractor units today No convetional mirrors just small round cameras.Is this the future then,Thats going to take some getting used too surely foo for a truck driver

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    I guess, if nothing else it’ll save them a fortune in fuel not having those big array of mirrors sticking out!

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    The camera monitors are on the A-pillars so it's a bit like looking in your mirrors without moving your head as far, also when reversing the cameras automatically adjust so the rear corners of the trailer are always in view which is handy when reversing blind side.
    Apparently Volvo are following the trend with their new models.

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    Plus lots more electronics to go wrong, but, hey, more features. Everybody loves more features.

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    Now that sounds like an accident waiting to happen!!

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    It would save on mirrors when ****er car drivers and bike riders want to vent rage on you so the first thing they attack is you mirrors. The only downside I can think of is when they pack up and leave you stranded, I've heard stories of trucks having to be towed back to workshops when they go wrong.

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    if it happens to cars it will be interesting to see how the mot manual is updated to suit
    at least dick turpin had the decency to wear a mask!

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    Its to reduce wind resistance and therefore increase fuel consumption.
    If it don't fit, make it adjustable!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itchy View Post
    Its to reduce wind resistance and therefore increase fuel consumption.
    Don’t you mean fuel economy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 352 kum View Post
    if it happens to cars it will be interesting to see how the mot manual is updated to suit
    It's already been updated for cameras which a designated as rear view devices
    Last edited by timbo56; 30-06-2020 at 18:33.

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