Hidden Tesla Feature Coming to All Models in 2021
This hidden Tesla feature is finally coming to Model S & X in 2021!
One of Tesla's best advantages is its advanced driver assistance system called Autopilot or Full Self Driving where the car is able to accelerate, slow down, keep lanes, and even navigate and drive itself on certain roads. However there are currently two Tesla vehicles, the Model 3 and the Model Y, that have an additional camera that the Model S and Model X don’t have: an interior cabin camera.
If you enable the Cabin Camera, a short video clip will be captured and shared with Tesla following a safety event such as a collision or an advanced emergency braking event. Right now, Tesla Autopilot requires the driver to keep at least one hand on the steering wheel to let the car know that the driver is still paying attention and hasn't fallen asleep or something dangerous like that.
Well, adding a driver monitoring feature to the cabin camera would allow the driver to choose how the car monitors the driver - either by keeping a hand on the wheel or by actively monitoring the driver's face with the interior cabin camera. If Tesla gives us the option to enable the cabin camera for driving monitoring it will make Autopilot more versatile, and they could also make it even safer by giving the driver the option to enable both the cabin camera and hand placement on the wheel.
You will also be able to add your car to the Tesla shared fleet just by tapping a button on the Tesla phone app and have it generate income for you while you’re at work or on vacation, significantly offsetting and at times potentially exceeding the monthly loan or lease cost.” Some people are turned off that almost everything in the Model 3 and Model Y is controlled through the 15” touchscreen – from opening the glove box to controlling the air vents to opening the trunk and frunk - it’s all software-based controls on the touch screen or the mobile app.
It should be able to see who is in the car at any given time and monitor what’s happening inside the car at all times since all Teslas have built-in LTE connection and are constantly connected to the internet. So now all Tesla models should have the new full self driving hardware 3 computer chip plus the interior cabin camera, which should add up to solve the biggest concerns with autonomous ride sharing by giving the owner complete control via software controlled permissions based on who is using the car, automatic entry and identification via smartphone Bluetooth entry, and the ability to monitor the interior.
Tesla is not just making the best electric cars right now, but they are heavily investing in their ultimate plan of the future which is to have the world’s first fully autonomous self-driving ride sharing platform.