2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5: no mirrors…

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We did see it before. The all-new 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV will be offered with a “no mirrors” option. At least in Europe. Where small cameras will replace the mirrors. But not in the US where such a setup isn’t legal yet.
I actually do not see the point of this. If these cameras were to be flush to the body, I would understand. But they stick out as far as regular mirrors. 
This to me is actually ridiculous. And adds even more electronics where it is really not needed.

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  1. Let me take something really simple and foolproof and over complicate it, messing up the styling inside and out. And pay more for the privilege. Something a Tesla owner would surely do, but probably not many Hyundai owners.

  2. I’m still wondering what the difference will be between this, the Genesis, and KIA versions aside from the body shell.

  3. @Patrick Do tell me those benefits. Like when some asshole slams into it, you're going to have to pay a fortune to replace it, compared to a traditional mirror. But you're just going to ignore it so you can be a contrarian prick… again.

  4. Someone dings a regular mirror: $200. Ding a "camera" mirror: $2000. Seems like they are fixing a problem no one ever had.

  5. Elimination of blind spots, reduced air resistance, ability to synthesize full panorama view, smart parking view, ability to use image processing to eliminate following headlight glare, ability to dynamically adjust contrast over the full image for maximum clarity, zoom, following license plate ID, ready for next steps in automated collision avoidance, recording if desired. In short, full situational awareness with max eye comfort. Also your required car insurance covers it when it is damaged, just like anything else.

  6. "Also your required car insurance covers it when it is damaged…"
    Without an increase in the insurance cost?

    The insurance fairy doesn't do things for free. She's not nice.
    She smokes a cigar
    and drinks rye.

    They'll estimate it in when it hits the roads.
    Then they'll adjust up or down after a few years depending on claims.

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