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HD Video cam on the console with 3 cams

Discussion in 'Model S' started by NielsChr, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. NielsChr

    NielsChr Member

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    A Tesla rep is showing the dashboard functions on this video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CjnL573Tcc

    I noticed when he talks about the video cam function, he is stating that it will show video from 3 diffrent video sources
    this is new to me, I thought that there would be only one :)
    1 cam in each side mirror
    1 cam in the back

    a cool function could be a video recording feature witch always would record last e.g. 120 min of driving - this could be really handy sometimes e.g. trafic accident og if you are driving by a event witch would be nice to see again.
    a front video cam would be best or just one of the already planned cams
    (recording to a external SD card/usb HD)
     
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    rabar10 FFE until Model 3

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    Hello All,
    My name is Michael, and I am the presenter in that video.
    I want to apologize for the error in stating that the Model S will have an available "tri-view" camera.
    I read some misinformation prior to the presentation, and was quickly corrected thereafter.
    To confirm, the Model S will only offer a single view camera...not the tri-view mistakenly quoted.
    I hope this clears up any confusion.
    Again...my apologies.

    Michael
     
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    DaveD EVs Kick Gas!

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    Anybody still have any doubts that TM pays close attention to TMC? :smile:
     
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    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    not SUPER close because I could swear I remember reading a similar post a month or so back.
     
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    I'm glad that was clarified. Although hopefully we'll find out the complete scoop soon enough.
     
  7. NielsChr

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    @michael - you are all forgiven, one can always have got things wrong, and best is to correct it as fast as posible. 1 or 3 cams is not a big deal, though would have been cool.
    You could consider leaving a comment on you tube as well below the video, just to clearify for others only looking at youtube.
    Anyway thanks for the demo witch is very nice to see.

    (moderators may close this thread for replys, so it goes to the buttom)
     
  8. TEG

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    Just random, but I put 3 cameras on the back of my old Ford RangerEV, and got a very wide LCD that shows 3 video images at once.
    I find it very handy, particularly on a large truck with otherwise poor rear visibility.

    Some of the Aptera prototypes had 3 cameras like that too.
    Too bad if Model S doesn't have it, as it is a good idea!
    (Cameras are fairly inexpensive these days, and Model S already has a lot of LCD display area...)
     
  9. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    Seems like just a short focal length (slight fisheye) would do the trick, no?
     
  10. Norbert

    Norbert TSLA will win

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    I'd even want 7 cameras (not sure about the cost, though). The mentioned 3, then 2 when backing out (at the rear bumper to each side), and 2 on the front bumper to each side (when coming out of a garage or so).
     
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    You could wrap your car in bubble wrap, that might be more cost effective :)
     
  12. Todd Burch

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    That would just lend credence to the belief that EVs are just bubble cars.
     
  13. Norbert

    Norbert TSLA will win

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    Actually, I was serious. :) I don't like bubble wrap, but I'm open for new ideas. :)
     
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    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    This would be a very nice touch for the Model S in some future edition.
     
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    VolkerP EU Model S P-37

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    Tesla can make option a standard in the base model right from the start -- if Google pays for the pictures. Fresh stuff for StreetView from every Model S! :tongue:
     
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    Norbert TSLA will win

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    Thanks for the video, Norbert.
    Every car should have that!
     
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    Well in addition, I'd like interior cameras. One to keep an eye on the kids in the jump seats. Perhaps one to see who's driving my car. Also I'd like to be able to access these cameras via iPhone app with a live feed. Hopefully secure. I want video evidence of the next guy that gives me a door dingy.
     
  19. Norbert

    Norbert TSLA will win

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    #20 Norbert, Dec 16, 2011
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    The superimposed color rectangles should be possible even with a single camera, although the software needs to know the steering wheel position.

    For all the features, it's actually 8 cameras needed, altogether. I want these things for a long time already. My previous car didn't even have a screen.

    EDIT: Or, 6 cameras. The two sideways cameras in front and in back might make the two on the side mirrors obsolete (unless the higher position is useful).
     

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