Aero' Camera-Mirrors - v2

Here is one of our favorite modifications for the
Model S.  Each mod' is intended to increase the vehicle's aerodynamic
efficiencies.

We  generally understand that exterior door mirrors reduce
the aerodynamic efficiency and subsequent vehicle range by +/- 5%.  Since
the NHTSA will not allow manufacturers to sell new vehicles with this
important modification (c2013), we
decided to retrofit our own LCD camera rear-view mirror system.

Our initial design goal was to keep all components 'inside' the vehicle (v1); however, after a
few months of testing we decided that it would be best to mount the cameras
on the exterior.  v2 is currently installed, operating and working
wonderfully..


Link to v1 system


Questions? feel free to contact us at;   model_s@tzev.com
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v2
Here is our second
version of the
camera-mirror.

We have utilized the
existing mirror base
and trim, and added a
3/4" aluminum camera
housing.

The Tesla's radio
antenna remains
outside in the
mounting bracket, and
the satellite  
positioning antenna
has been moved
inside the cockpit
against the pillar glass.

We selected cameras
with a 170 degree
viewing angle which
allow vehicles in the
blind-spot to be 50%
viable in the camera at
the same time 50% of
the vehicle is visible
parallel to the front
door.  

All systems are
operating very nicely
and we expect this will
be our final version of
this modification.

This set of pictures
shows the driver's
side system.

This set of pictures
shows the passanger's
side system.

The LCD screen on the
PS side is 7"
compared to the DS
side at 5".