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Interior Camera in Model 3 Rear View Mirror

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by MountainRatMat, Aug 1, 2017.

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  1. MountainRatMat

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    @wk057 has found there is a camera in the rear view looking inside the car. See his Twitter for details.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Lloyd

    Lloyd Well-Known Member

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    possibly monitoring the drivers head position and gaze to assure attentiveness when using autopilot?
     
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    That looks just like the auto-dimming sensor to me.
     
  4. wk057

    wk057 Senior Tinkerer

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    It's definitely a camera.
     
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  5. Reciprocity

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    When I first started contemplating FSD and the Tesla network and what that would mean, the first thing I thought is that you would want to monitor the cabin to make sure no one was vandalizing the car or having sex in the car. Or generally to know who to go to if there was an issue and to keep them honest. It could have a duo purpose of course, but I do know that I would want that feature if I where to put my car into the network.
     
  6. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Saw your Tweet...any idea what its for? Does your inside source have any idea?
     
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    This is my vote.
     
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    Videoconferencing might be another use, but security cam or gaze control are more likely.
     
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    Garlan Garner Well-Known Member

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    Oh, better get my tinfoil hat readjusted. I know Elon wants to spy on me. :p

    [​IMG]
     
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    You know "who" is watching !!![​IMG]
     
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  12. Garlan Garner

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    The Electrek article says this....which I don't understand.

    "Several autonomous driving experts believe that a driver-facing camera to monitor driver engagement is needed for level 3 autonomous driving".

    I'm not sure why autonomous driving needs to know if I'm engaged or not.
     
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  13. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Well-Known Member

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    hmmmmm. Who trusts this quote from the article?

    "Of course, there’s also a downside. Some might be concerned about privacy. It’s something that the MIT research addressed. The collected data was kept on secure servers and the people could never have to actually watch the footage. It could simply generate logs based on computer vision."
     
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    Of course it will be kept on secure servers... until you are in an accident, claim it's not your fault, and then Tesla releases your video to the public like they do
     
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  15. dsvick

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    It is to monitor your head height and the viewing angle of your eyes so that the HUD is displayed properly and with the correct viewing angle. .... [ducks for cover]
     
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  16. SoCalGuy

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    Hopefully they offer dash cam features so we won't need an aftermarket solution!
     
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    I find it ironic that they say that, right next to a thumbnail showing their ability to watch and annotate the face tracking footage.
     
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    Level 3 is key there...
     
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    Why is this in an “affordable” car?
     
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