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Integrated dash cam possible?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Boourns, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. Boourns

    Boourns Active Member

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    I have been looking for a dash cam for my wife's car and it got me thinking: Since we suspect that the Model 3 will have the hardware for next-level autonomous driving, could the same hardware be used to have some kind of integrated dash cam? I don't know if Autopilot utilizes the same kind of high-def cameras used in a dash cam setup. If so, the ideal situation would be a camera seamlessly integrated into the car that writes to a hard drive or SD card, which can be taken out of the car if you need to access the footage.

    All of the aftermarket options I have seen usually involve a bunch of ugly wires. It would be great to have the option to have a nice clean dash cam setup without any of that.

    Is this possible? Would any of you check that option box if available?
     
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  2. S'toon

    S'toon Knows where his towel is

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    I'd really like that option.
     
  3. yesup

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    Yes, it is possible. Some cars are already offering this. You just need to insert a SD card or USB flash drive.

    However, I doubt this would be offered. The demand for this feature is very small - certainly not a deal breaker for anyone looking at this car. At this point, they have their hands full - so I think they would concentrate on the big things first before they would divert resources for a "niche" feature.
     

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