The Tesla cabin camera is detecting facial features to increase vehicle safety

The Tesla cabin camera is detecting facial features to increase vehicle safety

When Tesla activated the cabin-facing camera between June 3 and Model Y with a 2020.24.5 software update in June, the company acknowledged that it would help engineers improve safety features and improvements for the future. However, a notorious Tesla hacker has revealed a new phenomenon, which has shown coding for cabin cameras and what will look like the facial features of the function to increase security.

Tesla hacker Register After searching the software for the feature, the cabin camera searched for specific things. The software described a series of facial features and head positions, and was seen looking for ways to make drivers more aware and increase vehicle safety.

Identified facial expressions include Blinded, Dark, Eyes_Down, IES_Nominal, IES_UP, Head_Down, Looking_LS_S_SE, PHONE_SES.

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Interesting facts about the newly released coding indicate that the cabin camera will now be used by Tesla to increase safety and driver awareness. One of the most obvious indications of this is the PHONE_USE code, which will probably detect and indicate when the driver’s eyes are focused on the smartphone instead of leaving the road.

Interestingly, just a few days ago, Tesla ranked sixth in the Assisted Driving Grading survey from the Euro NCAP exams. The following ratings were lower for scores on the “Driving” metric, where the Model 3 scored only 35 out of 100.

The lack of driver monitoring system in the Euro NCAP test significantly affected the score of Model 3 in the test. It looks like Tesla is already preparing for a cabin camera to capture this data to increase vehicle security.

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However, the Tesla Internal Insurance Suite can be used to determine the driver’s rate in recognition of any movement or facial features that may cause a deviation in driving. For example, if the cabin camera detects PHONE_USE more times than the average driver, the rate may be increased because the driver is not paying constant attention to the road.

Perhaps the lack of testlers according to the NCAP test is likely to increase the driver monitoring system is very important to increase driver awareness about what is going on while driving, especially with Tesla self-driving and semi-autonomous functionality. There is ample evidence that many people who use FSD or autopilot features do not use them properly because they need to stay on their owner’s wheels and be aware of driving conditions.

But some owners see the Tesla features as an opportunity to be less liable to the road. The agency has repeatedly said that the cars are not yet fully autonomous. Drivers need to continue monitoring their vehicle performance. The cabin camera monitoring system may be the main way to eliminate the possibility of less than ideal ideal while operating a Tesla.

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