Earlier in the week I decided to try out the new dashcam feature the Model 3. I’ve never had a dashcam before, though I’ve often considered buying one in the past. They just seem like a fun way to capture the joy of driving. So when the Tesla software update added the feature for free, I thought I’d give it a look.
It turns out that it’s super easy to setup. All that’s required is to format a USB flash drive as FAT32, add a folder called TelsaCam, and plug the flash drive into one of the 2 USB ports in the car. Official Instructions can be found here https://www.tesla.com/support/software-v9#dashcam
Below, I’ve included a video from the car. I’ve sped it up about 8x, but it gives you a flavor of the video quality during a daytime drive.
Overall, the video quality isn’t super awesome, but it’s free. And really, that’s one of the best parts of the car, is that it gets new features over time. It’s hard to believe at times, but the vehicle is more gadget than car.
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