- New camera revision request for Tesla EVs in China
- High resolution front camera
- It is expected to improve the reliability of safety support.
According to a regulatory filing in China, Tesla’s camera-based ‘Autopilot’ active safety assistance system may get some new hardware upgrades.
Documents posted by a Twitter user Chris Zeng shows that the new front windscreen camera system uses a two-camera array with higher pixel density and a wider field of view, replacing the current low-resolution three-camera setup.
Dubbed Autopilot 4.0, the front camera module and side B-pillar cameras seem to adopt a new fan or heating system to keep their focus clear. American Electric Vehicle already automatically heats up the cameras when they fog up.
The new hardware is also expected to bring the long-promised ‘full self-driving’ capability to the masses.
For context, the ubiquitous Tesla Model Y electric SUV has already been a strong success. 98% safety support Scored by car safety body Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) under 2022 testing criteria.
The automaker will hold an Investor Day event in March and is expected to debut the third-generation EV platform for the affordable entry-level electric hatchback, but it may also highlight new Autopilot hardware. .
Tesla began removing the ultrasonic sonar sensors in the Model 3 sedan and Model Y SUV from October 2022 to go entirely on the camera-based ‘Tesla Vision’ system, but it added parking distance sensors, automatic parking and smart Summons features have been temporarily disabled.
A stripped-down Tesla Model 3 was spied last month with the front and rear bumpers covered in between. Electric reporting that it may reintroduce radar sensors to its Tesla Vision suite.
Automotive News It also reports that the popular electric sedan will be updated with a “less complex” interior and other minor changes.