A hacker has revealed the key events that the Model 3’s driver-facing camera is designed to detect – and it appears to do much more than Tesla CEO Elon Musk has so far admitted.
Musk in April confirmed that one use of the driving-facing camera, which is located in the center of the rear-view mirror of all Model 3s, would be used for monitoring passengers in its future network of robotaxis. The camera could be used to dissuade passengers from vandalizing vehicles or at least capture evidence of such acts.
At that stage the camera had been inactive in all Model 3s, but in June, some three years after the model first hit the road, Tesla issued a software update that activated the camera.
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As Electrek reported at the time, Tesla allowed some Model 3 drivers to enable