Tesla replaces ultrasonic sensors in its electric vehicles with Tesla Vision

Tesla replaces ultrasonic sensors in its electric vehicles with Tesla Vision - Tesla replaces ultrasonic sensors in its electric vehicles with Tesla Vision

announced on Tuesday, October 4, that it would be eliminating the Ultrasonic (USS) sensor in its vehicles.

“As of early October 2022, all and made for North America, Europe, Middle East and Taiwan will no longer be built with ultrasonic sensors and rely solely on ,” the auto company wrote in an announcement found by Reuters.

Ultrasonic sensors have been used to measure distances using ultrasonic waves. The use of this sensor as a proximity sensor to support anti-collision security systems, especially in low applications such as parking.

The company explained that this Tesla Vision will serve to provide , Enhanced Autopilot, Full Self-Driving () Beta capabilities, and other active features in vehicles.

“We will continue this rollout with the Model 3 and Model Y globally over the coming months, followed by the Model S and Model X in 2023,” he added.

During the current transition period, Tesla said it has no plans to remove ultrasonic sensors in its existing fleet.

For a short time during this transition, Tesla Vision vehicles that are not equipped with the USS will ship with some features temporarily restricted or inactive, such as Park assist, Autopark, Summon, and Smart summon.

“In the near future, when these features reach performance equivalent to current vehicles, they will be restored through a series of over-the-air software updates.”

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