Tesla is updating the inside of the Mannequin 3 to let house owners lock their Sentry Mode/TeslaCam storage system within the glovebox.

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

Tesla house owners should plug a storage system in one of many USB ports within the middle console and pictures recorded by Sentry Mode and TeslaCam, the automaker’s dashcam function, can 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 had been involved about thieves catching as much as the system and stealing the storage system with the footage of the break-in.

Now we be taught that Tesla is introducing an answer with the new Model 3 2021 refresh that we have now been reporting on over the previous few days.

Tesla has up to date the glovebox to now get a USB port on the highest left nook of it, in keeping with an image of the up to date design seen by Electrek.

The brand new port goes to connect with Tesla’s MCU and allow Tesla house owners to make use of with a storage system, like a portable SSD, in an effort to report Sentry Mode and TeslaCam occasions.

Lately, Tesla began pushing a brand new software program replace with a new feature called ‘Glovebox PIN’.

In Mannequin 3 and Mannequin Y autos, there isn’t any bodily button to open the glovebox and drivers should open it via a command on the middle touchscreen.

With the brand new function, anybody is required to enter a PIN code in an effort to open the glovebox.

Combining the up to date 2021 Mannequin 3 design with this new options ends in Tesla house owners now having the ability to safe their Sentry Mode/TeslaCam storage system in a locked glovebox.

Electrek’s Take

It is a very cool replace and one thing that I suspected as I reported in my Model 3 2021 center console report.

The truth that the telephone charger is now built-in into the middle console and there’s no quick access entry beneath it, the place the present USB ports are positioned, there needed to be one other answer for the storage system.

I feel that is very good.

For present Mannequin 3 and Mannequin Y house owners, you continue to have the choice to get the Jeda USB hub, which allows you to cover the storage system in a seamless hub that appears prefer it’s a part of the automobile whereas additionally supplying you with extra ports.

We’re beginning to determine that there are much more modifications to the Mannequin 3 with the 2021 replace. We could have extra to report within the coming days as we will verify extra.

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