Now Tesla leaker @greentheonly has revealed what this indoor camera can see, sharing new images on the web.
“The mystery of the selfie camera in the Model 3 cabin is slowly unraveling. many thanks to @davidhooperr for doing a lot of research and providing the car. The images are not perfect but at least we now have the idea of the cover. “
The image above appears to be a screenshot of this interior camera inside the model 3. The camera’s field of view shows the front and rear seats of the car, but does not show much of the back seat outside the middle seat.
The mystery of the Model 3 cabin selfie camera is slowly unraveling.
a big thank you to @davidhooperr to do a bunch of research and supply the car.
The images are not perfect but at least we now have the idea of the cover. pic.twitter.com/r447lQZX8u
– green (@greentheonly) April 12, 2020
“The sensor is the same aptina as the rest of the cams. The color filter appears to be RCCB but the defraying has failed so far. The resolution is also the same 1280 × 960. In addition, driver eye tracking also seems possible at least to some extent, ”says @greentheonly.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 12, 2020
While people speculated on the reason for this camera, Musk replied “correct” to a thread repeating that the camera was for the next service “Robotaxi” promised by the company, to keep an eye on passengers they damaged your vehicle.
There is no word if the indoor camera is recording now, but according to @greentheonly, “There is no solid information on normal operations. The images were obtained by special means. “
The internal camera is not yet used (intended for the robotaxi), but it is a good idea
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 23, 2019
Some people have bought Model 3 camera covers from Amazon to block the camera, for now.
Musk also said on Twitter last fall that the camera was not in use yet, but was intended for its next “robotaxi” service, which aims to enable Tesla owners to make money for their owners. vehicles, competing with Uber and Lyft for carpooling.
Just under a year ago, Tesla unveiled its “robotaxi” network plans for the Model 3, claiming that by mid-2020, there would be “more than a million robots” on the road, which if you look at the state of Tesla Full Self-Driving today doesn’t seem possible yet.