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Does FW 2019.16.2 sentry mode record on AP 2.0

Discussion in 'Model X' started by G2019, May 23, 2019.

  1. G2019

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    Does latest firmware of 2019.16.2 sentry mode function record on AP 2.0?
     
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  2. Silicon Desert

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    Don't you mean MCU1 vs MCU2? MCU1, no
     
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    Nothing to do with MCU1 vs. MCU2. MCU2 came months after AP2.5.

    AP2.5 is required for recording, dash cam or sentry mode.
     
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  4. G2019

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    I thought with 2019.16.2 firmware, they enabled recording function with sentry mode...isn't that accurate?
     
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  5. 4EVar

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    On AP 2.0? Now that's interesting. Any confirmation of this by anyone?
     
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    I can confirm that it does NOT record.

    I've had my stick plugged into my AP2.0/MCU1 MX since dash cam was supposedly available. With the release of 2019.16.1, files would save and all be 595 bytes and not actually play. With 2019.16.2, there are no longer files saved at all.
     
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    Guessing @Yinn is right. I just got my 64 GB USB last night and plugged it in. Wife is currently running errands with it so will check later today to confirm.
     
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    I have AP 2.0, MCU 1.0, FW 2019.16.2.
    It has Sentry mode enabled on it. This is what it says in the Sentry Mode info window:

    "Sentry Mode will send recorded footage to Tesla for temporary backup and feature improvement. You can enable or disable this collection any time via the DATA SHARING video clip setting in Controls > Settings > Safety & Security. Please refer to your Owner's Manual for more information".

    So, no it doesn't record anything on to a USB, but seems like they are sent to Tesla if something does get recorded. I haven't had any incidents so I haven't had the need to contact Tesla for any footage.
     
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    It DOES NOT record, sorry, maybe next time.
     
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    It said the same thing in 16.1 and people smarter than me checked the traffic. Nothing was being sent then. Not sure if it changed in 16.2, but I doubt it.

    IMO, if it was in a recordable and playable format. They would just make it available. I believe there are hardware restrictions that prevent video from recording.

    And I think (ie, speculation) it goes beyond the cameras as my side repeaters had to be replaced. During replacement I was told it was the latest version and it would need to be configured for it to work for my car since my car was programmed for the older ones.
     
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    Nothing is recorded and nothing is sent to Tesla for HW2. It just displays the message on the screen that “Recording is Active.” It’s a nice deterrent, but not actually going to be helpful if someone keys your car since you can’t see any footage.
     
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    Such a shame. Fingers crossed that they find a way to record!!!!
     
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  13. BigD0g

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    They can totally record, they do it all the time, they simply don’t want to spend the cycles for AP2 for whatever reason. Probably because they use the b node on AP2.5 for some of this and secondly I strongly suspect they don’t want show you a grey scale image unlike the full color 2.5 images. Don’t get me wrong they can do it with post processing, but you know that requires effort....
     
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    I agree, it's totally doable but they chose not to release for HW2. Hopefully they will work on something for us in the near future.
     
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    I'd be more than happy with a greyscale recording
     
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  16. BigD0g

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    Your all better off just buying two blackvue 900's and you'll get more features with a better solution with software that actually works.
     
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  17. 4EVar

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    If you review the footage of vandalism etc, the side view cameras which actually capture the images of perps in the main. Blackvue wouldn't be a suitable solution for this.
     
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    Hmms, I get side view coverage with my blackvues, I mounted them in the back side windows pointing out to the sides.
     
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    I mean with enough money you could place as many cameras as you want wherever you want. That’s the beauty of aftermarket cameras. You can also now have Sentry Mode trigger it instead of always on, since sentry turns on the 12V sources. (mine activates front/rear only)

    I could see how those who don’t have dash cams or don’t want to install aftermarket equipment/splice into the electrical would want a clean OEM solution though.
     
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  20. BigD0g

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    Completely agree! But for sake of clarity it just doesn't exist with AP 2.0. And as of 16.2 still doesn't, and who knows if they will enable it vs this false sense of security they give now making owners "think" it's actually doing something.
     
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