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2020 cars with radar

Canefan456

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Sep 26, 2020
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As the vision-only system continues to be refined and improved (hopefully), will that mean that those cars currently equipped with radar will essentially have it deactivated or will the system continue to accept input from the radar sensors? Is the goal to move toward 100% vision only for the entire fleet?
 

live2veg

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Mar 18, 2020
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Campbell, CA
Good question I've been wondering the same. Does that mean our radar equipped car will be obsolete? Did the radar-less cars replace the radar with more cameras and thus the same software can not work on both cars?
 

WADan

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Sep 28, 2020
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My understanding is that all 2020 MY (with radar) are already equipped with the needed cameras, so they are not obsolete in anyway. The FSD vision only basically just does not use the input from the radars, and use the cameras’ video only.
 

Jefrucci

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Feb 18, 2021
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Virginia Beach
Just so I understand my 2/21 build MY with standard AP will get an OTA software update sometime down the line (I’m guessing it will be a while since they will be working out kinks in cars equipped with vision only) that will deactivate radar and activate cameras already built in now but just not active and my MY will then be vision only as well?
 

charrigan

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May 26, 2021
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Yes, I would suspect so. Tesla claims that vision alone is better than vision + radar because vision is good and radar creates a bunch of noise. If that is true, and vision keeps getting better, it should improve. (Yes, I know these are Tesla's claims; your guess is as good as mine whether they're true or not. I don't think any of us is truly in a place to judge stuff like this that requires massive expertise).
 
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Jefrucci

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Feb 18, 2021
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Yes, I would suspect so. Tesla claims that vision alone is better than vision + radar because vision is good and radar creates a bunch of noise. If that is true, and vision keeps getting better, it should improve. (Yes, I know these are Tesla's claims; your guess is as good as mine whether they're true or not. I don't think any of us is truly in a place to judge stuff like this that requires massive expertise).
Yeah kinda what I’ve been reading too…a wait and see kinda game
 

DanDi58

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Jun 22, 2020
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If you believe what Elon has said in the past, and watched the recent video with Tesla's AI guy, then the use of radar is going to be ended. They are not going to have 2 versions of AP or FSD. The plan for years has been to go vision-only.
 
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