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The new Tesla Model 3 is revealed! Musk really got rid of the "stupid rearview mirror".

The new Tesla Model 3 is revealed! Musk really got rid of the "stupid rearview mirror".

Zhiyi Automobile

2024-05-27 11:19Published in Hunan

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A few days ago, someone had photographed a group of suspected modified Model 3 test cars in California, and it can be clearly seen from the pictures that the new car has completely abandoned the traditional rearview mirrors on both sides, and replaced by a set of cameras, in addition to the rear of the vehicle, in the position directly behind the main driver's seat, a camera device is also installed.

The new Tesla Model 3 is revealed! Musk really got rid of the "stupid rearview mirror".

This design is a strong indication that Tesla is actively moving towards the innovation of electronic rearview mirrors (CMS).

Reducing wind resistance and improving battery life are the core motivations for car companies to cancel rearview mirrors

Previously, Musk has publicly stated that one day the rearview mirror will be eliminated, "The rearview mirror will produce wind resistance during the driving of the car, so that the electric car can reduce the range by up to 5%, which is redundant and stupid design, and the physical rearview mirror is to be completely abandoned." ”

The new Tesla Model 3 is revealed! Musk really got rid of the "stupid rearview mirror".

Studies have shown that the impact of physical rearview mirrors on the drag coefficient is 0.01-0.03Cd, although this data seems insignificant, but the optimization of every detail is crucial for the pursuit of ultimate energy efficiency of new energy vehicles, such as streamlined body, closed front face, hidden door handles, low drag wheels and flattening of the vehicle chassis, all in order to reduce the drag coefficient, these design effects are superimposed on each other, so that the vehicle can achieve better endurance performance.

The new Tesla Model 3 is revealed! Musk really got rid of the "stupid rearview mirror".

The option is still the mainstream, and the price is generally around 10,000 yuan

At the same time, the design of the electronic rearview mirror gives the vehicle a more avant-garde and technological appearance, which is refreshing and can also play a role in raising the price.

In fact, Tesla is not a pioneer of the "physical rearview mirror" school, in Australia, Japan, South Korea, India and other countries, many well-known car companies have launched models equipped with CMS solutions, including Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Toyota, etc.

The new Tesla Model 3 is revealed! Musk really got rid of the "stupid rearview mirror".

For example, the Audi e-tron series and Lexus ES 300h sold to Europe and Japan all provide optional CMS solutions, the latter with an optional price of about 15,000 yuan, and the Honda e sold in Japan is standard for the whole system.

Relying on electricity to operate, the disadvantages are obvious after a short circuit, just like the electronic door handle

Compared with traditional rearview mirrors, electronic rearview mirrors not only provide a wider range of vision, but also effectively solve the problem of image distortion caused by the moisture of the lens in rainy days, ensuring a clear vision in bad weather.

The new Tesla Model 3 is revealed! Musk really got rid of the "stupid rearview mirror".

Despite the design innovation brought about by the electronic rearview mirror, there are still some drawbacks, including relying on electricity to operate, once the power system fails, it may cause functional interruption, especially in the process of high-speed driving, this sudden failure is easy to cause major safety accidents; In addition, in the case of a fault, there is a potential risk of delay in the transmission of the picture to the screen, and the driver cannot accurately judge the situation of the vehicle behind in a timely manner, which is also a huge safety hazard.

The new Tesla Model 3 is revealed! Musk really got rid of the "stupid rearview mirror".

In addition, compared with the physical rearview mirror, the cost and post-maintenance cost of the electronic rearview mirror are much higher, which is also a disadvantage that cannot be ignored.

In conclusion, from July 1, 2023, China has implemented a new national standard, allowing vehicles to use electronic rearview mirrors instead of traditional rearview mirrors, which marks the official recognition of electronic rearview mirrors at the regulatory level in China.

However, at the current stage, the pros and cons of electronic rearview mirrors are as significant as electronic door handles, and it is expected that it will be difficult to popularize large-scale application in a short period of time due to practical factors such as driving habits and cost.

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  • The new Tesla Model 3 is revealed! Musk really got rid of the "stupid rearview mirror".
  • The new Tesla Model 3 is revealed! Musk really got rid of the "stupid rearview mirror".
  • The new Tesla Model 3 is revealed! Musk really got rid of the "stupid rearview mirror".
  • The new Tesla Model 3 is revealed! Musk really got rid of the "stupid rearview mirror".
  • The new Tesla Model 3 is revealed! Musk really got rid of the "stupid rearview mirror".
  • The new Tesla Model 3 is revealed! Musk really got rid of the "stupid rearview mirror".

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