Tesla is seemingly beginning to ship automobiles with its personal TeslaCam/Sentry Mode storage gadget.

Sentry Mode is Tesla’s built-in surveillance system inside its autos utilizing the Autopilot cameras across the automotive to file potential vandalism or different incidents.

Tesla homeowners must plug a storage gadget in one of many USB ports within the middle console, and photographs recorded by Sentry Mode and TeslaCam, the automaker’s dashcam function, shall be saved on it.

The function was first launched after thieves, particularly within the Bay Space, began concentrating on Tesla autos — leading to a stream of cars left with broken windows and valuables lacking.

It helped police catch thieves, however some have been involved about thieves catching as much as the system and stealing the storage gadget with the footage of the break-in.

We beforehand reported on how Tesla changed its design with the Model 3 refresh — including a USB port contained in the glovebox and permitting homeowners to lock a storage gadget inside it.

Now we study that Tesla is even offering its personal storage gadget, in accordance with a better take a look at the Mannequin 3 refresh by a Chinese language YouTube channel.

Right here’s a close-up of the USB storage gadget that Tesla is together with with new 2021 Mannequin 3 autos:

It seems to be a Tesla-branded SAMSUNG BAR Plus 64GB, which retails for about $20.

At this level, it’s nonetheless unclear which autos are getting the gadget included.

Electrek’s Take

I at all times thought that it made sense for Tesla to incorporate a storage gadget already formatted for Tesla Sentry Mode and TeslaCam.

Sadly, this isn’t precisely the very best resolution ever as 64 GB can full up fairly fast relying in your use of Sentry Mode.

However Tesla drivers can at all times upgrade to an SSD in the event that they really feel the necessity.

As for pre-refresh homeowners, we nonetheless assume {that a} Jeda USB hub and a Samsung portable SSD is the very best resolution.

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