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What is this light?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by K-MTG, Nov 10, 2016.

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  1. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    My garage camera in IR mode, picks up a light coming from the autopilot hardware. Sometimes it is on and sometimes it is off. It sometimes blinks every 30 seconds. Why does it do that? What is it for?

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  2. vandacca

    vandacca ReActive Member

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    Infrared laser used to detect environment? Kinds of reminds of the XBox Kinect blanketing a room with infrared lasers to map user motions.
     
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    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    That's cool, but why does it do that when the car is off
     
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    vandacca ReActive Member

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    Just to make sure someone isn't sneaking up on it? Who knows, maybe it's used to track owner for self-presenting door feature?

    However, I'm skeptical that it's an infrared laser...might be something else.
     
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    Infared is used for the rain sensors on cars. Odd it is on at times when you think it shouldn't be - the car must be awake for something.
     
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    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    My Cadillac ELR does this randomly at occasions, not as much as the X though
     

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