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Bring the Dashcam in-house!

Discussion in 'Model X' started by HabitualUser, Mar 26, 2017.

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  1. HabitualUser

    HabitualUser Member

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    I'd like to see Tesla offer, as an extra, a built-in dashcam app. Especially with AP2, cameras could be on 24/7 to capture front, back, and both sides. I like my BlackVue, but an integrated Tesla dashcam would be much cooler. And a safety deterrent like that would be a great marketing tool.
     
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    Completely agree. I'd want it with motion/proximity sensors so that if anyone hits you (door or otherwise), you can just refer to the video.
     
  3. BerTX

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    I don't know if the AP2 cameras are b/w(R) like the AP1 main camera or not. People would complain about that.
     
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    Volvo has claimed they'll take full responsibility if an autonomous car crashes so I would imagine companies with a similar philosophy would have their cars automatically record to provide vital info in fighting an insurance claim. Tesla has not said it would take fault but as we've seen in some of the crash logs of totaled cars they still record a few frames before the crash. AP2 could be recording more than that. I agree, though. Just stick an SD card slot somewhere and let it record.
     
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    Tesla has already stated that all the cameras are B&W except the reverse camera. Color information is worthless to the AI and just requires extra processing. One of the forward cameras is red to pick up stop lights and signs.

    Plus, the Nvidia platform draws like 125W when on so it would drain a 60KWh battery in 25 days.
     
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    The whole AP hardware operating might take a lot of power, but just recording the video stream to memory would not take as much power. Black and White is totally fine for the purpose of having evidence. Better than nothing.
    I honestly think Dashcams should be in every car. It would help save the police, insurance and courts a whole lot of time and money.
     
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    Brilliant idea. Who would miss color anyway. It is all about vandalism evidence and insurance scam prevention. I would love to have that, too!
     
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    Just imagine all the people that would complain about their black and white dashcam ;)
     
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    I see no reason why all cameras in the Tesla shouldn't be color cameras (cost is relatively cheap). They could store the color video on some internal storage and then apply a relatively cheap B&W filter prior to sending it to the AI for analysis.
     
  10. Peteybabes

    Peteybabes redneck drivin' a tesla...

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    it would be worth it for say, $500 as an option? as long as everything is 1080p or more I wouldn't care about b/w...
     

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