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Sentry Mode catches door dinger and saves me $1000.

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Aieukl378, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. Aieukl378

    Aieukl378 Closed

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    The other driver's insurance is covering the cost so non issue. They're a Tesla certified shop and have done exemplary work for me before.
     
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    It's a mystery why Tesla doesn't use the rear and the front wide angle camera for sentry mode.

    Tip for door dingers: Wait at least 10 minutes after the ding before driving off to avoid having your number plate captured by Sentry Mode.

    Maybe Tesla could add licence plat recognition so it can automatically snapshot all the ones it sees. Single video frames wouldn't take up much space.
     
  3. TjckTock

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    If you've ever set up a stationary motion detect camera, you know you have to block out various sections of the frame to indicate where trees blowing in the wind, public roads, etc can cause false triggers. Sentry has a tougher problem since the camera has a new setting each time. Noone wants to have to go through the setup required to configure what areas are acceptable for motion in all cameras each time they park. So really the only solution at this time is a larger drive and periodic drive maintenance.
     
  4. Cholcomb

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    Actually with the model 3 the doors are aluminum, if there is a crease they have to replace it.

    Not sure if that is the case with this one but I have seen this on youtuber’s that have had to get the cars repaired.
     
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  5. Kuro68k

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    No wonder the insurance is higher.
     
  6. afadeev

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    The doors are aluminum, but your inference is wrong - aluminum panels can be PDR-ed just as well as steel panels. Aluminum does required a slightly different approach, but PDR can still deliver perfect results.

    Aluminum has been used in cars for decades (I had a friend do PDR work on his NSX in the 90s), and Ford's F150 has kindly been providing plenty of aluminum PDR repair practice for the techs since 2015.

    Nice aluminum PDR video here:


    HTH,
    a
     
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