Watch: Tesla In-Cabin Camera Videos Shown in Color

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Tesla’s in-cabin camera was recently discovered to have a “full color” RGB picture, based on footage discovered by hacker @greentheonly on Twitter.

The news comes in the midst of larger debates over both the security concerns over the company’s footage, as well as driver monitoring systems, which are expected to help improve Tesla’s autonomy in the future.

Elon Musk has said the in-cabin cameras are for Tesla’s future robotaxi network, to monitor passengers and protect Tesla owners.

While the in-camera footage frame includes the driver’s eyes, head positioning, and general movements, it doesn’t seem to include the steering wheel, infotainment screen, or anything far to the driver’s bottom right.

In addition, drivers can position the visor in such a way that the camera blocks their face, though it would be hard to pull off without being able to see their own in-cabin camera stream.

Green predicts that the Tesla footage can garner a lot more information than if it wasn’t in color or if it was only focused on the driver’s eyes.

We also see how the in-cabin camera looks at night:

Here’s a simulated distracted driver video:

Here’s a view of a passenger sitting in all seats of the car:

The in-cabin camera is located within the rearview mirror on Tesla’s Model 3 and Model Y. For paranoid Tesla owners, some are buying covers on Amazon to block the camera, despite the latter not being in use yet. It’s unclear when Tesla’s fully-functional robotaxi network will come to life, despite being promised years in the making.

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