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Camera camera everywhere as not a clip to record !

Discussion in 'Model S' started by DJ 240V, Nov 25, 2016.

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Will tesla have dashcam feature ?

  1. It's obviously coming ..I want it !

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  2. They have basic things to fix

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  1. DJ 240V

    DJ 240V Member

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    With the AP2 hardware , why wouldn't tesla enable a dash cam feature ? Perhaps they will in the future ? All it really needs a review buffer of 15 mins to record from all angles.
     
  2. Burnt Toast

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    This is needed. Is there an sd card slot somewhere?
     
  3. whitex

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    There is USB. I bet Tesla could charge for this as a separate option too. Challenges however would include, but be limited to:
    * making sure the storage is fast enough. People would plug in cheap drives and then complain. Maybe the car could detect that the card is in not keeping up, but even then the issue would be that people will complain why it's not working and conspiracy theories would bloom on how Tesla is forcing people to buy an official Tesla approved USB drive for $300 by making their $15 drive not work well.

    * picking which camera's to record. I suspect no USB drive would keep up with all cams footage. I know my dashcam with just 2 cameras already needs a premium rated SD card to keep up 24/7 and in various operating temperatures. I guess you could let the user pick up to 2 or 3

    * recording this much data real-time would use up system bandwidth and processing power which could be used for AP functions. I doubt people would like to choose between the 2 functions.

    The devil is in the details, as usual. Now the last question would be is it worth moving engineering resources to this. How much would people pay for this and what percentage of people would buy it? Say adding extra hardware to handle this much recording added $500 worth of hardware (remember that automotive grade hardware cost more), then with all the software development their total cost is $1000 per car, so retail $2000. Then add another $500 to pay for the hardware on cars where people don't buy the feature, $2,500 option and that's before storage cost which could cost as much as $300 for a hardened 128GB stick. So approximately $3,000 which likely not many people would be willing to pay for.
     
  4. kdday

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    Elon tweeted a response to Jon Carmak (of Doom fame) recently and said the cameras they use for AP 1.0 and 2.0 only see grey and red. So dash cam footage would be grayish red if they offered it, which he said was a possibility. Not ideal I think, but I'd think it's better than nothing.
     
  5. 3Victoria

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    They may include an internal camera for driver monitoring and head position. Perhaps that can be used as cam? It seems pretty obvious that recoding from any or all cameras is useful for safety and security purposes.
     
  6. Akikiki

    Akikiki A'-Lo-HA ! y'all

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    Just put one on the car if you want one. It need not have the TM logo to work.,
     
  7. Mr X

    Mr X Future Owner

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    Exactly what I said. All those fuggin camera's and still no simple dash cam?


    I mean they slapped a camera on the damn b pillar rofl come on now.


    A dash cam is all that is needed when driving. It's really simple. But apparently not.
     
  8. whitex

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    It's really not that simple. Recording 24/7 has a lot of technical challenges to get it working well. See my earlier response for just a few of them.
     

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