TeslaCam recording requires Autopilot Computer 2.5 or 3 (Full Self Driving Computer). Steps to determine HW version listed below.
If your Tesla was manufactured after August of 2017 then you are very likely have the hardware needed to use Dashcam and SentryMode using a TeslaCam USB drive.
The key component that is required for TeslaCam is Autopilot Hardware 2.5 or later (HW 2.5 or HW3/Full Self Driving Computer).
You can determine your Autopilot computer by:
- Tap Controls on your Tesla screen (car icon)
- Tap Software
- Tap Additional Vehicle Information
The Autopilot Computer version will be listed on the pop-up screen. Again, the TeslaCam USB will work for Tesla vehicles that have “2.5 Computer” or “Full Self Driving Computer.”
The images below represent AP 2.5 and Full Self Driving Computer configurations, both of which work with TeslaCam.