I was very excited by the E-Tron SUV, but the more I saw the less interested I became. The side mirrors are not coming to US because of our out of date regulatory process (just like real laser high beams, matrix LEDs, and countless innovations we won't be getting any time soon). But the reviewers generally DID NOT like the implementation on the Audi.A bit surprised to see the E-Tron up on there as its looking to deliver far less range than either the EQC or the iX3. Can't make up my mind on whether or not I like the idea of 'virtual side mirrors'.
I love the idea; of course, the idea also needs to be implemented well. But our ever-vigilant government will 'protect' us from such improvements for years to come.A bit surprised to see the E-Tron up on there as its looking to deliver far less range than either the EQC or the iX3. Can't make up my mind on whether or not I like the idea of 'virtual side mirrors'.
Actually it has nothing to do with "protecting" and everything to do with a broken legislative and regulatory process that does not update rules and regulation to keep up with changes and technology. Other countries all have even MORE regulations for safety (and in fact most car safety improvements that save OUR lives every day) came from other countries lately, yet they manage to update their rules to allow all these new technological improvements. So that argument is simply false.I love the idea; of course, the idea also needs to be implemented well. But our ever-vigilant government will 'protect' us from such improvements for years to come.
That we are backwards because of over regulation or vigilance. We are backwards because we keep pretending government and regulations are “bad” rather than demanding they work efficiently and serve well. It amazes me how well government and services work in UK and Europe at local and national level, yet we pretend government is bad. They actually support innovation and technological advance, while we still have outdated regulations.What argument??
Vigilance and over-regulation are two very different things, so you may be arguing with yourself here. You seemed to say that the problem is attributable to sclerotic "broken" regulatory bureaucracy, and I would not disagree.That we are backwards because of over regulation or vigilance.
Drove the Bolt and the mirror appears to be the same as our Cadillac. It certainly has benefits, but I want to see if that's a cop behind me 1/4 mile back, I have to use the side mirror or flip the digital off. And at night, it does some really bizarre stuff with some headlights and other lighting. I can certainly see better using a mirror than a LCD display at night.I got the Chevy Bolt with digital rear view mirror and surround view. The day I bought the car, I selected digital rear view, and never changed it back - it worked great, and provided a much wider field of vision.
Tip: nearly all high compression cars today (or turbo), have 'Low Octane Timing Tables'. This is because sometimes you must run what gasoline is available and the MFR has to warranty the car. The engine will sense some knock, then switch to the low octane table. A racer trick is to copy the normal table onto the Low Octane table so if you get some knock, it won't pull timing. And zero out the Intake Air Temperature table, which is another table that is used to pull timing. Those two tricks alone are worth up a 1/2 second reduction in quarter-mile ETs on a performance car.Hey. I'm still stuck literally waiting for my ship to come in, so ... this is all the I-Pace fun, I get. Other than this, I can sit sulking in my empty garage, next to my forlorn charger, on a boot floor mat I ordered from EBay, holding my insurance cards/license plates/registration issued for a car that already died and that I don't own anymore. That's all I got.
Oh, I could drive the Land Rover Discovery loaner that is not only not electric, but requires PREMIUM fuel.