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Dashcam footage AutoPilot overlay indicators

Discussion in 'Model 3: User Interface' started by Randy Spencer, Dec 31, 2019.

  1. Randy Spencer

    Randy Spencer Active Member

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    #1 Randy Spencer, Dec 31, 2019
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    The Dashcam footage needs to have indicators for Autopilot activity

    Just watching Well that ends the year for me! Car did it’s job! : TeslaCam

    It occurs to me that the way these videos get distributed around the net it would be smart to have a component that allows the viewer to be aware of what is going on in the video. Watching it I could not imagine why the car would change into the passing lane, nor how it could end up in the ditch, but reading the notes on Reddit I found out AutoPilot was not engaged. It would be good to know that w/o having to track down the poster, for example, there are no notes attached to the original YouTube post.

    If Tesla could add indicators to the video that help determine what was happening in the video I think it would go a long way to putting the onus back on the driver for bad decisions that lead to an accident, which is why most of the videos are posted. Certainly indicators for TACC and AutoSteer, maybe even indicate when an Auto Lane Change is in progress.

    why isn't there a forum for software that relates to all the vehicles?
     
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  2. Yonki

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    Great idea! It would also add authenticity to all the videos that claim autopilot swerved to get out of the way of a family of snails, etc. I want to believe, and additional information wouldn’t hurt.
     
  3. Randy Spencer

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    Now if I could only get the idea in front of Elon, he said there are lots of great ideas, but if you hire a large group of programmers you get feature creep, and he wants to focus what they are working on. I'm never gonna see the things I want to implement in the car. Heck, we can watch Netflix on the car, but we cannot watch our own Sentry footage?
     

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