1. I do not know but I really wish people would stop relying on technology for safety. Pay the !%^& attention, my life depends on it. Looking back is a hell of a lot better than looking at an 8" screen with the output from a camera with a focal length of HAHAHAHA you expect to see a motorcycle with that?
2. off-road vehicle, and concept.
3. I'm willing to bet this is only enabled at less than 10mph, i.e. parking situations.
4. replacing a side mirror isn't putting a monitor inside the vehicle...
Please, flame off. Lets have a friendly debate.
We rely on technology for safety every day, sometimes things being done by others for us. Every time I fly I am relying on the pilot to use the proper safety procedures and equipment. I have to wear a seat belt in my car which is technology for (attempting) safety. The water I drink from the pipes is treated using knowledge and technology for safety. My hot water heater has a safety relief valve which is technology that keeps it from blowing up and killing.
And most of all, I rely on the technology that's engineered into my bike tires to help me keep the rubber on the road. Back when I started riding in 1973 tires sucked long green ones. Technology made them safer. Another technology area is riding apparel. Back then the best I had was linesmen boots, a surplus bomber jacket and a crappy designed/fitting helmet. Today I wear a Tour Master mesh armored jacket, armored gloves and a much, much better top tier helmet. Technology improved safety. If you use it. I also use a Garmin Virb camera ALWAYS so that if I have any interaction with the cops there is a record for my safety.
So, eventually, yes, every new vehicle will be engineered by having its mirrors removed and replaced with cameras (which show on a split screen inside) because mirrors just cause a major amount of drag on a car, truck or semi and by reducing that drag...mileage will be increased. Bank on it.
Maybe today's equipment is not ready, but you have to start somewhere testing and improving.
And yes, I do have my head on a swivel. But I have also read DOT accident reports that mention 'rider looked away from road path and...pick multiple choice crash result." MSF class mentions that there is a tendency to steer where you look and when you look at a mirror you are not looking at the road. We have all seen a rider drift in his lane as he looked over at his mirrors. I personally have had something happen in front of me that I just barely caught in my peripheral vision as I glanced to the side for a split second at my mirror. Experience, skill, reflexes and a dump truck full of luck kept me safe and alive but it could have been that golden BB.
Hey, I've got a FLIR on my Hunter 33 sailboat for night vision, once you've used that technology you sure don't want to go back to the human Mark 1 eyeball in the night on a moonless night on the ocean. [Along with radios, radar and GPS hooked into my autopilot, all to make sailing safer using technology]
And yes, it can fail, that's why I have backups.
Technology and progress. Its great!