A final decision made Tesla about its automatic driving system based on ultrasonic sensors, since it reported on October 5 that it will replace this method with Tesla Vision, the camera use system.
“Safety is at the core of our design and engineering decisions. In 2021, we began our transition to Tesla Vision by removing radar from Model 3 and Model Y, followed by Model S and Model X in 2022. Today, in most regions of the world, these vehicles now rely on Tesla. Vision, our camera-based autopilot system,” Elon Musk’s company said in a statement. release.
This will remove the ultrasonic sensors (USS) from Model 3 and Model Y. Next will be Model 3 and Model Y, globally, over the next few months, followed by Model S and Model X globally. 2023.
“Along with the removal of USS, we have simultaneously released our vision-based occupancy network, currently used in Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta, to replace USS-generated inputs. With current software, this approach provides high-definition spatial positioning on autopilot, longer-range visibility, and the ability to identify and differentiate between objects. As with many Tesla features, our occupancy network will continue to improve rapidly over time,” Tesla added.
For a short time during this transition, Tesla Vision vehicles not equipped with USS will be delivered with some features temporarily limited or inactive, including:
- Park Assist – Alerts you to surrounding objects when the vehicle is traveling <5 mph.
- Autopark: Automatically maneuver into parallel or perpendicular parking spaces.
- Summoning: Manually move your vehicle forward or backward through the Tesla app.
- Smart Summon – Navigate your vehicle to your location or location of your choice through the Tesla app.