Tesla have been making great strides in recent years, being one of the few companies that are independent and with good chances of remaining so.
The success was achieved because of their superior electric vehicles, and all the premium services they offer for their clients.
While they are still fighting various dealerships for the right to sell their own cars in their own showrooms, Tesla have undergone another legal endeavor. It seem the car maker is struggling to get the proper permissions to install cameras instead of the traditional rear view mirrors.
Chances are that they will succeed, but what exactly will this do for their products? Sure, it can be advertised as a premium feature, and as one, it will surely help bring in even more profits. You can even say that the reduced width might also help you squeeze you car through a tight spot.
But for those that argue that losing the traditional mirror will reduce drag and improve economy, I want to point out that while that is true, the fact that it will use electricity to run might actually cancel that boon, or even make the vehicle slightly less economical.
As a personal footnote, it would be fun to see how styling will evolve once the mirrors are removed and replaced by small cameras.