Parking the new Teslas isn’t easy, but that’s about to change with this feature that was promised 5 years ago.
Some owners were surprised to find that the Tesla is now equipped with a 360-degree vision system to make parking easier. A feature that fans of the brand have been asking for for a long time and it looks like they finally listened to them.
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Since its inception, but especially since the launch of the Model S in 2012, Tesla has always had a reputation as a futuristic brand, especially appreciated by geeks and other tech enthusiasts. True, the manufacturer was one of the first to introduce such successful electric cars to the market, paving the way for many more over the years. The American company has also been at the forefront of remote OTA (over-the-air) updates and has often been praised for its on-board technologies.
A little delay
But does Elon Musk’s brand tend to rest on its laurels? This is a question we are entitled to ask ourselves. Indeed, many technologies, although already offered elsewhere and eagerly awaited, are not yet available in the brand’s models and probably never will be. This is especially true of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which are not yet available in the Model 3 to Model X range of vehicles.
We’re also thinking about the head-up display available on many other models, such as the recently tested DS 3 E-Tense or the Volkswagen ID.4. But Tesla cars don’t always have another feature, which annoys some customers, so much so that a petition has been created on Change.org.
This 360 degree vision is also known in the USA bird view. This system, found in many cars such as the Nissan Ariya or the Renault Megane E-Tech, allows you to see your car from above, thanks to the union of several cameras installed on both sides of the latter. Thus, it is easier to park in a tight space or maneuver in certain difficult situations.
However, this technology was never offered in Tesla. However, and as explained in an article on the site Not the Tesla App Published in October 2020, Elon Musk has confirmed that this feature will be offered. If, despite the publication of the patent, this was not yet the case, it would be necessary to engage in complex procedures to integrate it into cars.
360 degree view finally gives a view
Instead, Tesla’s boss announced that a compromise would be found by developing a 100% autonomous driving system called FSD.full self control). Thus, when the driver is maneuvering at low speed, the visualization of the vehicle displayed on the instrument panel or touchscreen changes to show the vehicle seen from above.
If we hadn’t really heard of this feature, now it seems well and truly working. One owner demonstrates this in a video posted on YouTube’s ColdEnvy channel, which shows the 360-degree vision in more detail, then renders the obstacles as 3D cars. Therefore, there is no “real” image from the car’s cameras. According to the website Torque newscame with this feature Tesla FSD update 10.69.25it’s still in beta testing in the US.
All vehicles equipped with 100% autonomous driving should logically be able to take advantage of a 360-degree view. This will also be the case with the Tesla Cybertruck, which will be the brand’s first model to feature Hardware 4 (HW4), which is nothing but the latest version of the onboard hardware designed to handle FSD.
The new Tesla will also be easy to park
In a tweet from 2018, Elon Musk also announced on Twitter the pickup will be equipped with 360-degree vision thanks to cameras and ultrasonic sensors. Water has since flown under the bridge, as these sensors have recently been removed from Tesla’s electric cars.
And to be exact, another video was released about it Twitter. This shows the Model 3 without the front ultrasonic sensors that detect obstacles as well as the distance between the car and them. That’s why Tesla seems almost ready to update the latest Model 3 and Model Y without ultrasonic sensors. A tricky situation to park, as we noted in the Model Y Propulsion test, should therefore be ancient history.
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