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Autopilot-equipped Teslas have a "crash cam"?

Discussion in 'Autonomous Vehicles' started by bro1999, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. bro1999

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    I don't see anything on the boards about this. Is it just me, or is this kinda a big deal (video being recorded and stored unbeknownst to the owner)? I wonder if there is something buried in the EULA that authorizes Tesla to collect this video.
     
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    It isn't actually video, it appears to be just a few still captures, that give an idea of what happened. Not to say that that wouldn't be very useful and nice to have.
     
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    All cars have black boxes which record various parameters about the car in the even of a crash. wk057 retrieved these images from a crashed Tesla so they were stored in the car. It's not known whether or not any of this data is sent to Tesla.
    I would love to be able to access this kind of data in the event I crashed... It could be quite useful.
     
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    We live in a litigious surveillance state, so it's only a matter of time until this sort of telemetry is federally mandated in all new vehicles. If you don't like it, remember that driving is a privilege granted by your betters.
     
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    As the Tesla isn't an autonomous vehicle, could we get this moved to a more appropriate forum?
     
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    You rang? :)

    You mean you're still waiting for Tesla to deliver on the whole hands free on-ramp to off-ramp experience? Yeah, me too.
     
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    You've been missed. I haven't read a wk thread in a long time sadly. And I noticed Skie net doesn't seem to have Forums anymore (or at least I just didn't find them this time).
     
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    Well I am... but that's actually beside the point. because even that was specifically advertised as not being autonomous.

    If people on TMC keep calling it autonomous, it's hard to complain when the general public and the press do the same thing.

    @wk057 On a side note... I wouldn't mind hearing your thoughts in the private message I sent you...
     

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