My car was in a hit-and-run – Then I learned it recorded the whole thing
My parked car got gashed in a hit-and-run two weeks ago. I found a star witness: the car itself. Like mine, your car might have cameras. At least one rearview camera has been required on new American cars since 2018. I drive a Tesla Model 3 that has eight lenses pointing in every direction, which it uses for backing up, parking and cruise control. A year ago, Tesla updated its software to also turn its cameras into a 360-degree video recorder. Even when the car is off. All those digital eyes captured my culprit — a swerving city bus — in remarkable detail.