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Interior Driver facing camera

clmason

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Sep 29, 2011
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Not sure if this has been discussed yet. There appears to be an interior camera on the rear view mirror housing.

Not sure what it’s purpose is but I speculate Tesla can pull the recording logs of this camera for review (for example to see what the driver was doing when an accident occurred).

I also think that this camera could be used for video calling (like FaceTime) when self drive is finally figured out.

I tried covering the camera with my finger to see if the car would trigger some kind of alert and nothing happened.

Not sure if the S & X have this camera but I’m assuming they do too.

Any other thoughts on it? Maybe it’s not even a camera lense but it sure looks like one to me.
 

PoitNarf

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Jun 7, 2016
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Yes, the interior camera has been known for quite a while now. Most speculate that it’s primary purpose will be for monitoring passengers when FSD finally becomes a reality and you’re able to loan your Model 3 out as part of the Tesla ride sharing fleet.

It was recently reported that the camera is somewhat active now. Shots from the interior camera are recorded during a collision event along with shots from the exterior cameras.

I do not believe that the S and X have an interior camera (yet).
 

K-MTG

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Oct 24, 2015
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It might be used in the future to control the auto-dimming mirror (since Tesla doesn't have light sensors on their mirror).
 

Derek Kessler

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It's for Autopilot driver attentiveness tracking, replacing the steering wheel nudge for a more hands-free experience (like Cadillac). Or at least it will be eventually. But when? Guessing that is a sucker's game.
 
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