Except, of course, they can.
Exactly the way I described.
If you park your car in a spot, and there's another car already in the spot in front of you, the only thing the camera ever saw was the empty space that is now in your blind spot
as you pulled in. And which can have things move into it later if the other car stays there blocking the view of the ground.
The only thing the camera can see while parked with sentry on is... the other parked car.
An animal could- easily, walk under the other car, then walk under yours, without ever
coming in to view of any camera on your vehicle (so could a random skateboard or pretty much anything that fits under a car and moves for that matter)
Do you need a picture or something?
Here ya go.
View attachment 904535
That's a random Tesla sentry still shot.
The upper left shows the front camera view.
Notice how the camera can not see the ground at all
in front of the car? It can only see the hood of the other car parked nose in against it.
Thus- anything that moved first under THAT car, then under the Tesla and stayed there, would never be visible to the Tesla
Again, the low-mounted front cam on the CT prototype solves that issue-- so long as the car remains awake.
But we don't know if other Teslas will get that camera (or even technically if CT will)--- and we CAN be pretty sure the nearly 4 million existing
Teslas won't get it.
So you're not ever allowed to use the car if the battery is below 20%? Or do you think Tesla will just let the battery sentry drain to nothing to make up for a lack of a front blind spot camera in this scenario?
All of which ignores even with it on it still can miss stuff in the blind spot.
Not only that- the picture points out there's additional blind spots
because Sentry only uses 4 cameras.
Your diagrams all use 7.
In front of the fender cams, below the hoodline, is entirely blind in the 4-camera footage. The bottom left shot makes that super clear... it can't even see the front tire of the vehicle next to it when parked let alone the ground between the cars up there....So anything small (animal, toddlers, toy, etc) approaching from that direction wouldn't be seen either.
Lemme guess- Tesla will turn on all 7 cameras when parked in the future for this, near doubling sentry drain, while also making it mandatory?
(course- that STILL doesn't fix the front blind spot, just mostly cleans up the side ones ahead of the fender cams)
The straws at which you're grasping keep getting further away my dude.