If you already know how to activate the V9 Tesla dashcam feature, how to set it up, and how it works, leave now. This isn’t for you. Now if you’re having a bit of difficulty setting it all up, welcome. This is all pretty self-explanatory and I have no doubt you will get the Tesla dashcam working with this quick read.
2/ Dashcam: record and store video from the forward-facing camera in your car pic.twitter.com/dm3cy98dVg
— Tesla (@Tesla) October 5, 2018
What You Need
- Hardware 2.5
- That’s any Tesla built in or after August of 2017. The dashcam feature is not available to older cars just yet.
- USB with at least 1.8 GB
- The more space, the more clips you can store. Each minute of video recorded uses approximately 30 MB.
- Any computer with a USB port.
How Much Space is On My USB?
If you aren’t sure how much space is on your USB simply plug it into your computer and follow the steps bellow.
How it Works
The V9 Tesla dashcam is a pretty basic system. It uses the forward facing camera on the car while the car is on. It is constantly recording everything and cycles an hour of footage. So anything after an hour is deleted. There is no need to toggle anything on or off. Just tap the icon to save the previous 10 minutes of driving. In my opinion, this is one of the most useful features Tesla has to offer. The quality isn’t as good as a $500 dashcam and cant record while the car is off (yet) but it’s still very useful.
How to Use it
Using it is even easier than installing it. Just tap the record icon on the top of your display to save the last 10 minutes of footage. Whenever you feel like looking over your recordings just plug the USB into a computer to watch. From there you can delete or backup any footage you saved. To keep things very simple, just leave always your USB plugged into your Tesla until you need to review the video.
Still Having Issues?
If you can’t get it to work, it might not be your fault. Your USB might not be formatted properly. You can follow this tutorial to reformat your USB. Additionally, users have been having issues with lower end USB’s. The one linked above is recommended by a few. Feel free to comment bellow with any issues and we might just be able to help out.