Mach-E Dashcam and Sentry Mode Updates

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It will alert you when you get in the car with a message saying there are sentry events. Which basically is activity close to the car. You can then record the clips.

If your driving you can push a button and it will save something like the last few minutes into a new file on your USB Flash drive that you keep inserted into the car.
thanks. So kind of but not exactly. Too bad. Would be perfect if it did.
 

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I wonder if this likes a dash cam so in the case of an accident you have video proof of EXACTLY what happened.
I don't know how many cameras the Mach-e will have, but a tesla has 8... so it's a lot more than a dash cam with 360 view around the car. So, it's like a dash cam, but better.
 

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I don't know how many cameras the Mach-e will have, but a tesla has 8... so it's a lot more than a dash cam with 360 view around the car. So, it's like a dash cam, but better.
What peaked my interest was the concept that if I have an accident because someone in another lane came over without room and hit me that I could prove it by a video from the camera system. If this is the case then that is awesome. basically no more he said/she said arguments
 

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The only thing I can say is that I sat in the Mach e. It was better then I expected. I have been buying fords since 2006. In fact it is the only brand I buy. Everything has always worked. If there was an issue I went back and they fixed it. As for the Mach e I am guessing that the delivery is being delayed so that it will come out as perfect as any other car they build. They are trying to get it right the first time.
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What peaked my interest was the concept that if I have an accident because someone in another lane came over without room and hit me that I could prove it by a video from the camera system. If this is the case then that is awesome. basically no more he said/she said arguments
The 360 should would have been handy for me. I was entering the freeway via carpool lane (legally) when an idiot who was stuck in the metered line and decided he wanted to fast track via carpool lane. Hit my front fender and my claim was denied. They said I was to blame. I was furious.
 

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The 360 should would have been handy for me. I was entering the freeway via carpool lane (legally) when an idiot who was stuck in the metered line and decided he wanted to fast track via carpool lane. Hit my front fender and my claim was denied. They said I was to blame. I was furious.
the reason is because their view was that you were entering their lane. It is a he said/she said argument. Video on say a dash cam resolved this issue. That is THE why I want to know if the 360 is essentially a dash cam
 

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Can tell you Sentry mode on the Tesla is a hot mess. It’s a huge energy pig using 1 mile of range an hour and it takes so many pics of nothing that it burns up the flash drives, records half the pics and there are so many you can’t see why it was on at all.

Without motion or proximity sensor, the Sentry Mode is more trouble that it is worth.

Dashcam and Sentry functions are not key features.
 

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Can tell you Sentry mode on the Tesla is a hot mess. It’s a huge energy pig using 1 mile of range an hour and it takes so many pics of nothing that it burns up the flash drives, records half the pics and there are so many you can’t see why it was on at all.

Without motion or proximity sensor, the Sentry Mode is more trouble that it is worth.

Dashcam and Sentry functions are not key features.
thanks for the info
 

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Can agree with LYTMCQ

It has gotten better though. It eats up a ton of battery, but I haven't had to format my Flash card in a long time.
 

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Can tell you Sentry mode on the Tesla is a hot mess. It’s a huge energy pig using 1 mile of range an hour and it takes so many pics of nothing that it burns up the flash drives, records half the pics and there are so many you can’t see why it was on at all.

Without motion or proximity sensor, the Sentry Mode is more trouble that it is worth.

Dashcam and Sentry functions are not key features.
Hadn't even thought about the energy draw that Sentry Mode requires if it has to be fully on all the time.

So Sentry Mode is simply on all the time and doesn't have ability to only record when motion / object proximity is detected?
 

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Hadn't even thought about the energy draw that Sentry Mode requires if it has to be fully on all the time.

So Sentry Mode is simply on all the time and doesn't have ability to only record when motion / object proximity is detected?
A normal Sentry mode has to be active al the time. It records lets say constant a minute and overwrites this but at the moment there is an event that specific minute will be stored an a n extra recording time will be added.
You cannot record something that happened in the past, so it has to be active all the time.
 

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So Sentry Mode is simply on all the time and doesn't have ability to only record when motion / object proximity is detected?
Correct. Hours and hours of nothing on the tape. Tesla has no motion detectors so it's just on.

Only hope of usefulness is if you are within an hour of incident happening and IF Sentry Mode recorded it you will only need about an hour of searching to find the video.
 

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Correct. Hours and hours of nothing on the tape. Tesla has no motion detectors so it's just on.

Only hope of usefulness is if you are within an hour of incident happening and IF Sentry Mode recorded it you will only need about an hour of searching to find the video.
IMHO that is not correct. Every recorded minute in which there was no incident is overwritten.
So in the recording you only find real incidents. If they are of any importance is another matter.
The energy needed is voor the constant activity of the camera's, the computer and the recording and overwriting. More or less the same as in your dash cam.
 

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So in the recording you only find real incidents.
I get 10-15 "alerts" and there's nothing in the pictures and nothing wrong with the car other than it lost 10 miles or range to energy hungry Sentry Mode.
 
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