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Comment Re: backup! (Score 1) 290

There was already a rearview mirror. Adding the rearview camera makes it safer because you get a better view than the EXISTING rearview mirror can give you. Are you saying that rearview cameras don't save lives? The side view is exactly the same thing. As for hindrance of side mirrors, that's wind resistance and it's not Insignificant.

Comment Re: backup! (Score 1) 290

There's this thing called a rearview mirror so there was already a mirror that a camera replaced. That the mirror still exists is irrelevant as it isn't the hindrance that side view mirrors are. It's certainly positioned better as will the side view camera(s).

Comment Re: backup! (Score 1) 290

Citation that seatbelts save lives? Just wow. But for the cameras tech allows much better view than a mirror can. It can highlight the car in the view making missing it in rain or fog less likely. The camera is much less likely to ice over than a static mirror which has a larger surface area to keep clean. Backup cameras are the same thing and seeing what's behind you before you run over it most definitely saves lives.

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