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Dashcam Feature Coming Soon

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by chronopc, Aug 30, 2017.

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  1. chronopc

    chronopc Member

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    This is great news. Now if only we can tell what "coming soon" means.

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  2. brkaus

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    Nice. Wonder which models.
     
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    That is awesome! So in Tesla time that would between tomorrow and sometime next decade...
     
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  4. chronopc

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    I would think all of the models would be getting this feature since it's all the same hardware.
     
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    It'd be cool if you could just slap a USB memory stick in a USB port and dump video directly to it.
     
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  6. chronopc

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    I'm hoping they add the dashcam feature to the app. I'm pretty sure video information is already being sent to the Tesla servers. They just need to give us access to it.
     
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    Hmm... I'm not on Twitter.... Someone send out a tweet requesting a HUD, FOB, and Heated Steering Wheel.
     
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  8. David99

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    Elon has said a lot of things would be coming soon. I wouldn't hold my breath. AFAIK the AP cameras are all monochrome, but still better than nothing.
     
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  9. chronopc

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    According to this article the cameras can record in color and high-definition. We'll see how Tesla implements it. But it's definitely a step in the right direction.

    Here’s what Tesla’s Autopilot 2.0 can see with its 8 cameras
     
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    Well if you're using the word "color" in its singular form, that's probably right.. It's several channels of grayscale and one channel of red. For the most part, you can map this onto a slightly oddly colored human colorspace. For the purpose of a dashcam, it'll do just fine. Just don't expect any award-winning Dolby Vision cinematography….
     
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    I'm not on Twitter either, but I clicked on the link in the first post and read the web page that showed Elon's tweet in reply to a feature request. You can view public tweets with a regular web browser without having an account on Twitter.
     
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    What's an FOB? Is it like a fob?</petpeeve>

    Just take this as a sign that the feature's on Tesla radar^H^H^H^H^Hcameras. But don't expect anything. By "coming soon", he might just have meant "Oh yes, that's a good idea."
     
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  13. Trips

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    Hopefully a 360 Dashcam without a monthly fee. I'm not sure this would replace a Blackvue.

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    Great news on the Dash Cam Service indeed!

    I am so excited!!!!!
     
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    I would think S and X get this in October with the interior refresh
     
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  16. K-MTG

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    I hope the feed will be colored on the 3. It doesn't seem to be on the S/X:


    Also what is the FPS?

    Can the feed be accesses with the mobile app? Where is the footage stored? Can the parking sensors remain active in park mode to detect if someone comes too close or if something hits the car?
     
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    I doubt they would spend more money for color cameras for Model 3 when they don't for Model S/X.
     
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    Yes this would completely replace a Blackvue camera setup. Cleaner as well. We would just have to figure out how you get access to video to upload to Youtube. Nest cameras for example require a yearly fee for each camera to store up to 30 days of recordings. I could see this being a recurring fee. Hello Tesla needs as many revenue streams as possible.
     
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    Do you have additional technical details on the camera hardware that Tesla uses? Cause this seems to directly contradict the linked article.
     
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    Each one of my Nest Cam's use 250GB of upload bandwidth per month. Tesla can't do that on LTE or else it will be ridiculously expensive
     

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