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where to place the dash-cam ?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Xlover, Sep 15, 2015.

  1. Xlover

    Xlover New Member

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    since there is no beam behind the huge windscreen where would you place a dashcam ?
    glue it near the central mirror as usual but how to run the wiring ?
    direct on top of the dash draws to much attention
    a window in the nosecone ?
    any brilliant ideas ?
     
  2. liuping

    liuping Active Member

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    Could you put it further back. it would have a view sort of like this:

    falcon.jpg
     
  3. vandacca

    vandacca Active Member

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    How about attach it to the A-Pillar? Maybe someplace below the sunvisor attachment? That way you could route the wires down along the A-Pillar to where ever you need to.
     
  4. JPP

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    Since the X has no cross member, how does TM get power to the rear view mirror, and also what about the front camera for the TACC system, which needs power and data?
     
  5. Trnsl8r

    Trnsl8r Blue 85kwh since 12/8/12

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    The brilliant idea here would be to use the Autopilot's camera and make an app for the car's OS.
     
  6. vandacca

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    My guess is that they have a flat, semi-transparent ribbon run from the rear view mirror up and back towards the falcon wing attachment point on the roof.
     
  7. Paul Carter

    Paul Carter Active Member

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    There's a way. We can get inspiration from what artsci did for the Model S.
    Front Camera Kit + Tesla Camera

    artsci to the resue? :)
     
  8. Hugh Mannity

    Hugh Mannity Mediocre Member

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    that's what i am thinkin too, the dash cam is already built in :wink:
     
  9. liuping

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    The autopilot camera may not be tuned for human viewing. It may be shifted to IR/thermal, etc. to help identify objects and people easier.
     
  10. Hugh Mannity

    Hugh Mannity Mediocre Member

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    good point! perhaps another pin hole lens beside the AP camera? it would not need much more space
     

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