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Reservations for 2nd production run of camera switch kit now being taken

Discussion in 'Model S' started by artsci, Jul 4, 2016.

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  1. artsci

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    The URL is now ev-ACC.com
     
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    I doesn't improve the rain drop issue.
     
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    Fair enough, but does the higher quality argument make sense? Do we have any idea the resolution increase from the two cameras?
     
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    I have the new cameras, front and rear, with the camera switch on my car. The resolution is clearly better as is the low light level performance.
     
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    Looks like Rick hasn't updated all the internal links yet.. try this:

    Reservations: Front/Rear Camera Switch Kit

    If there are any other missing pages, just replace evappliques.com with ev-acc.com and it should work.

    ...edit - I just tried it, and that menu option on ev-acc.com seems to work just fine now.
     
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    Thanks! Works for me now as well.
     
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    looks like i'm late to the party, i would love to add a front 1080 camera to my new model s, did the 2nd production run ever happen?
     
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    Still pending but soon
     
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    I'm pretty sure neither the rear or front cameras are 1080. They're 720.
     
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    We should have quotes for production of the camera switch from a number of vendors this week. Once I have them, I’ll provide information on the price and ordering process. No need now to add your name to my list of those who indicated an interest. To measure serious interest we’ll probably take pre-production deposits. More to come when we have the quotes.
     
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    #33 artsci, Nov 15, 2017
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    Just got the quotes. The cost will be about $200 for a production run of 50 units. But first two test units have to be produced for me to test on my car, which is already set up for this. Basically the test will be plug and play — I just unplug my old unit, which is working fine, and plug in the test unit. The test is necessary to determine whether the new parts on the PCB function properly.

    If and when the tests prove successful (likely 3-4 weeks) we’ll begin production of 50 units and take deposits (50% with an order, 50% when shipped). We will also need a volunteer to try installation on a Model S with autopilot (that so we can provide specific installation instructions for AP cars). I’ll provide the volunteer with a free PCB and remote, theirs to keep.
     
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    I installed my unit on my AP1 P85D. The only difference was the wire color/location for the reverse signal lead. Everything else was the same.

    But there are newer cars without that lead (or at least not found) where they had to run the wire to the back hatch. Also, we should look at cars with the facelifted front nose, that will change things quite a bit.
     
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    Is that $200 per board, or $4 per board?
     
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    I believe it is $200 per unit
     
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    $200 per unit, including the PCB, case, and remote. That’s what we know now but it could change, but likely not much.
     
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    For those of us with a newer Model S, will the board be compatible with the newer higher resolution cameras in both the front and the rear? Or do we have to track down the older 480 line cameras?

    Thanks in advance for the clarification.
     
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    Yes they will be compatible.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that the only cars that came with the 480 line cameras were early 2012 models without the Tech Package. I'd guess that 99% of Teslas on the road today have a 720 line resolution rear backup camera.
     
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