Elon Musk told why need a camera on the interior mirror in the Tesla Model 3
Electric cars with the support function to self-drive is literally crammed with a variety of sensors and cameras. Many people are seriously concerned about the safety of personal data, so it is extremely important to know what exactly needs to be one or the other part of the equipment. One of these people has recently published a video on Twitter, where the closed chamber above the rear-view mirror in the Tesla Model 3. According to him, he does not intend to open it up as long as Tesla did not explain what exactly it is needed. He said he Elon Musk.
According to the businessman, basically, this camera is needed in order to make the car Tesla could be used as a stand-alone taxi and give the owners rent to third parties. car rental delivery function is built into the cars, but it is hidden - it is expected to appear in 2019, once the developers will release the final version of the software.
It's there for when we start competing with Uber / Lyft & people allow their car to earn money for them as part of the Tesla shared autonomy fleet. In case someone messes up your car, you can check the video. - Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 5, 2019
According to Elon Musk, the opportunity to take a car rental will allow owners to earn extra money, and literally compensate for all the money spent on the purchase. In the future, thanks to this feature, people will be able to pay back the expenses for technical support of the car, that is, afford a Tesla electric car can practically everyone. The camera will also perform very obvious function - it will record the tenants face, that it is easy to find in the case of damage to the vehicle offenders.
Also, the camera is required for proper operation of the "time mode", which became known in the beginning of 2019. This mode allows the wearer to always be aware of the condition of the vehicle when it is not there. For example, he can see how feels left in the cabin pet, and receive notifications when the car thieves will try to uncover.
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