Tesla’s Sentry Mode allows Tesla owners to record activity around their vehicle when there is a disturbance, but this does not help much after the fact, except for insurance claims.
Now some evidence has been uncovered by Tesla reverse engineer Green that Tesla will soon let you keep an eye on your car remotely by live-streaming the camera views from your vehicle.
it looks like there's going to be a livestreaming of car videos to the phone app.
— green (@greentheonly) November 28, 2020
Knowing Tesla this will likely be an additional subscription-free, possible with online storage, much like Amazon’s Ring cameras.
In fact, in September we reported that Ring was introducing a feature called Ring Car Connect which will connect cameras already in cars, such as the cameras in a Tesla, with the Ring network, where footage can be preserved and perused in case of an incident. The API is open, and Tesla ha reportedly already signed up.
It is not clear if this new feature will be coming with the pending software update or be postponed till later, but I am sure owners will look forward as much to it as privacy advocates will dread the proliferation of more surveillance cameras on wheels.