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Other Cameras Access

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Tozla, Feb 19, 2017.

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  1. Tozla

    Tozla Member

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    Why is there no access to any of the other cameras besides the reverse camera? Most other high end cars have access to the other cameras for parking at least. I've found front and back corner cameras handy to see how much room I have before a driveway. Wife's current car has a top view utilizing all the cameras which is also a neat.
     
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  2. dndcruz

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    would be good addition for 360 view camera and lane change assist
     
  3. Tozla

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    I get that accessing all the cameras could/would be distracting whilst driving but perhaps they could become available when parking.
     
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  4. Haxster

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    It would be cool if they could use the side-mounted cameras to help prevent "rim rash".
     
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    I have since changed the angle of my side-mirrors to point to the rear tires when I put it in reverse. I haven't had a rim rash incident since doing that.
     
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    Funny that you should mention that. I just did the same last night!

    After two months, I'm STILL trying to get used to using the camera and mirrors to back up. No damage yet...but a number of close calls:oops:
    The MS is a much larger car than I'm used to and the driver side and rear visibility is awful. I wish they could have made the B pillar narrower. It's really tough trying to see around it when doing a merge:(
     
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    While they're at it, I wish they would make the A-Pillar narrower too. There is a right-turn I do daily with a tall fence blocking all visibility till I'm basically making the turn. As soon as I pass the fence, the A-Pillar seems to then obstruct my view.
     
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    Should be technically feasible. All cams are wired to the Nvidia PX2 unit above the glove box. What you need to do is to tap into these somehow
     
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    I get really nervous driving my X around town and parking in public places. Im always afraid someone is going to be curious and touch it and scratch it or something. Lucky for me, here in Michigan I doubt more than 10% of the people even know what a Tesla is. It would be awesome so that if anyone ever approached the car, the cameras would snap photos.. like security cams. That would be sweet.
     
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    +1 I tottaly agree, this could eve avoid a dash cam.
     
  11. Haxster

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    And, in a deep, authoritative voice coming from the car, "Step away from the car".
     
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    That or an ED-209 command to comply. 10 seconds, or they get shocked.. that would be awesome
    mo!

     
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  13. MP3Mike

    MP3Mike Well-Known Member

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    A 360 degree view, good for parking, can't be done with the current cameras. They would need another camera that could see directly in front of the car.
     
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  14. WheelLife

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    any body been able to do this???
     
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    Can't the autopilot camera be used along with some sort of software extrapolation?
    Agreed that there will be blind spots but I think it is still possible.
     
  16. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure This All Out

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    All my rashes have occured while pulling in.
     
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    aesculus Still Trying to Figure This All Out

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