The rear-view of the Model S is already minimal and we can expect the Model X’s to be even worst considering the SUV will have a third row. It could certainly justify the use of a hybrid display/mirror system for the rear-view.
Adding to the speculation, one of Tesla’s mirror supplier, Gentex, is a leader in hybrid display/mirror and earlier this year, a Gentex engineer briefly posted to Reddit pictures of the Model X at a Gentex shop before quickly removing them and deleting his account.
The stunt not only fuelled the idea of a potential display/mirror hybrid, but also that Tesla could be using Gentex’s electrochromic technology for the impressive panoramic windshield of the Model X.
Here’s a promo of Gentex’s hybrid display/mirror rear-view system:
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