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Interior Driver facing camera

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by clmason, May 12, 2018.

  1. clmason

    clmason Member

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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.
     
  2. PoitNarf

    PoitNarf My dog's breath smells like dog food

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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).
     
  3. Emmexx1

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    I will be covering mine up with the Ipass. Tesla does NOT get free viewing privileges. :p
     
  4. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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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).
     
  5. scrapps

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    #5 scrapps, May 12, 2018
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    It’s for use by that hidden camera shows where they record people singing to their music. Remember to put your heart in to it next time a song comes on.
     
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  6. Derek Kessler

    Derek Kessler Active Member

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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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  7. Emmexx1

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    It should be handy for that. I didn't buy that yet, so it stays covered lol.
     

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