Submitted by brando on Mon, 2016-04-11 22:13
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The science backs it up. In Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles, Wolf-Heinrich Hucho said exterior side view mirrors increases total aerodynamic drag by an average of 2 to 7 percent.
So who can calculate what the fuel savings would be? Assumptions might be;
25mpg - (what ever average mileage is)
5% drag savings
15 million new cars in a year.
Perhaps the backup camera requirements will really come in 2018? Perhaps a factor in the Model 3 production release?