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As of June 22, 2020, Tesla has started rolling out a new software update, 2020.24.6, which introduces a new cabin camera and green lights follow to all Teslas (not Early Access only anymore). See the release notes and read more about 2020.24.6 here.
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For the first time, @greentheonly and @davidhooperr have managed to get footage of the interior camera of the Model 3. The sensor and the resolution seem to be the same of the rest of the cameras. This camera, located in the rearview mirror, is there for future Robotaxi usage and for now it isn’t active. Thank you both for sharing your findings!From issue #107
Ring just launched a new device for your car that can extend Tesla’s Sentry Mode capabilities. Ring Car Connect gets plugged into your Tesla (all models) and taps into its cameras which can then be used in real-time. What kind of features are we talking about? If you’re familiar with Ring’s doorbell camera, we’re talking about similar things: motion and sound alerts, photo capture, cloud storage, etc. I believe Tesla is going to get there sooner or later, but it seems a good move on Ring’s side to win in the car security space outside the Tesla world.From issue #131
One of Tesla owners' favorite dash cams is releasing its 4k version and it is now available to pre-order. Expected shipping date: April 24.
Read more: Blackvue.comFrom issue #4
This is a topic that people bring up often. This time, Greentheonly (of course!) is bringing us a few videos of what the selfie cam records. It is interesting to see how good the image is at night and that the visor position can fully hide the driver’s face from the camera.From issue #158
Look at the differences of the Dashcam images from with HW2.5 and HW3, the new computer is powerful enough to be able to process uncompressed (minimally compressed) video. Some folks are saying the image got worst with HW2.5 when the fourth camera was introduced. In any case, it’s only looking better and I can’t wait to get my upgrade!
Read more: RedditFrom issue #101
Our Teslas don’t offer a 360º view. It’s well know that the reason why is that while it has cameras in all directions it lacks a forward camera low enough to see what it’s directly in front of the car. The pilar cameras also don’t show what it’s in the ground right next to the car. Having said that, some folks in China modded their Model S to have a 360º view and looks really good!#33
For a long time, the theory behind Tesla’s AP2+ not recognizing speed limit signs was the existence of a patent by Mobileeye. It seems like Tesla has been able to get around it since Elon Musk has recently said that it’s coming soon in a reply to Everyday Astronaut (@Erdayastronaut) on Twitter. Hopefully, Tesla will roll out a hybrid solution, we will see!From issue #111
In some situations, e.g. while parking, having access to the cameras from within the car would be pretty helpful. Elon said on Twitter that Tesla can enable access to these views.
Read more: TwitterFrom issue #92
A few weeks ago @greentheonly revealed some unknowns about the cabin-camera. Now, with the latest software update 2020.24.6, Tesla has officially told us about it and they’re planning on using it to build safety features. In case you have privacy concerns, know that you can opt-in/out to share your cabin videos with Tesla.
Read more: TwitterFrom issue #117
An updated version the Thinkware F750, the F770 is less imposing and easier to use than its predecessor. It not only features a slimmer form factor but also a new matte black look, larger buttons, and a wire management flap.
Read more: Massdrop (Make sure you’re signed in)From issue #12
An interesting finding by @greentheonly. Not that it changes anything, but pretty cool to know!
- Eyes closed
- Eyes down
- Eyes nominal
- Eyes up
- Head down
- Head trunk
- Looking left
- Looking right
- Phone use
- Sunglasses eyes likely nominal
- Sunglasses luckily eyes down