This is a GM thing so it’s quite possible we may end up seeing it in future Saabs, The new 9-5 might be a distinct possibility.
Leftlane News recently did an article on GM interior developments and one of the items they had on there was this rear view ‘mirror’, which looks like it’s actually an LCD screen showing the view provided by a rear-mounted camera.
I’d just like to pose the question: Is there really a need for this or are we starting to get into the realm of technology for technology’s sake?
1) full screen view of what’s going on out the back.
2) vision maintained even if your rear window is fogged
1) Another damn electronic gizmo to go wrong
2) Lack of perspective
3) More wires = more weight
4) I’m used to manouvering my head around occasionally to see extra bits. Can’t do that here.
5) Potential focus problems
I know that as time goes on, things advance. But is this really an advance? How many electronic driving aides do we really need and how long before the experience of driving is so weighed down with gadgets that we lose the real experience all together?
Maybe I’m alone on this, but I hope the guys and girls designing the Saabs of the future don’t ever forget this guy….