Musk Says Tesla Dashcam-Like Playback Ability “Coming Soon”

2 months ago by Steven Loveday 8

Tesla Autopilot Update

Tesla Autopilot update video via a dashcam as well as other additional elaborate camera setups.

It only makes sense that with all of the cameras in Tesla vehicles, there should be some sort of user accessed playback feature.

Tesla owners and tech-junkies go hand-in-hand. Take a look at any of the videos out there showcasing Autopilot updates and you will see aftermarket dashcams at work. For a couple hundred bucks you can get yourself a dashcam and record video, monitor the car for thieves and hackers, have footage on hand in the event that you may need it in court following an accident, and even become a YouTube star.

Elon Musk may be biting off more than he can chew with his new spree … offer an update idea on Twitter and we will add it soon. He just recently told another Twitter user that the automaker is going to add an auto-adjust feature to raise the steering wheel and move back the seat for easier exit. Further, per another Tesla owner’s Twitter request, the feature will then adjust back to each driver’s preference before they enter the car. Below is Musk’s most recent reply regarding the dashcam:

This only makes sense and was probably bound to happen eventually. We already know that Tesla vehicles with Autopilot are recording driving data. About six months ago we reported about infamous Tesla hacker, Jason Hughes, being able to access some of the saved data from a Tesla collision. Why not allow Tesla owners to have some sort of access to this already installed convenience?

As these vehicles get more and more technologically advanced, perhaps there will be even more features that can be accessed by the end user. Fortunately for the Silicon Valley automaker, once Musk commits to a new idea via social media, it’s as simple as an over-the-air software update to get the feature in place fleetwide. Well … then again there’s likely a decent amount of programming involved prior to rollout.

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8 responses to "Musk Says Tesla Dashcam-Like Playback Ability “Coming Soon”"

  1. Vivek says:

    I wonder if AP 1.0 cars will get this dash-cam functionality. I hope so!

  2. Jim Whitehead says:

    You want the videos to auto-erase or else police and courts will be seizing your Teslas and forcing you or the company to turn over all your videos, to use them against you. So saving a video should be a deliberate act of you not a cop and erasing all others should be automatic.

    Just look at how cops abuse body cams now. While many show suspects misbehaving, some cops turn off the cams in advance when they are going to do stuff they don’t want seen in court, like beating people up. (Google it. They often claim they “malfunctioned” when either switched off or their batteries are found missing. We don’t want the police state to poke around in our lives, do we?).

  3. Will says:

    Fake news. Trying to steal Nissan thunder.

    1. Iam says:

      When has Nissan ever had thunder?

      1. Will says:

        It’s doing a press run, and this site happens to bring a tweet of Elon and dashcams 6 days after the fact. It’s fake news

  4. CDAVIS says:

    @OP Steven Loveday said: “Elon Musk may be biting off more than he can chew with his new spree … offer an update idea on Twitter and we will add it soon…”
    ——-

    As a Tesla owner I admire and appreciate Musk’s direct personal reach-out to Tesla’s user base.

    Musk genuinely cares what Tesla owners are thinking & wanting and unlike many traditional CEOs he has not allowed himself to become isolated from his customers. I think most Tesla owners view Musk very favorably & approachable… what other car maker CEO can you say that for?

  5. DJ says:

    Kind of surprised an option at least for something like this isn’t already available.

    The Vette’s valet cam has caught more than a few valets going for some form of joy ride.

  6. Loboc says:

    My four-year-old ELR has three seating positions. Driver 1. Driver 2. and Exit. It also adjusts the outside mirrors and the steering wheel.

    Yeah, I gotta press a button. Big deal.

    I would want the seat and steering wheel to remain in the Exit position instead automatically setting it to the driving position BEFORE entry.

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