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AP 2.0 and retrofit

Discussion in 'Autonomous Vehicles' started by kurdakov, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. kurdakov

    kurdakov Member

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    while it is clear, that it is very difficult to completely retrofit current Teslas with new features or Elon would catch opportunity to offer upgrade, there are few things which could be done

    1. install new 8 meters ultrasound sensors in place of current sensors
    2. new radar in place of old radar
    3. additional cameras (installed in rear view mirrors?)
    4. new computer.

    so what can be achieved with this upgrade?

    that won't give all capabilities of self driving, but might be a huge step above current autopilot abilities.

    while it is not a priority to offer such an upgrade - still to offer such option will be a great gift from Tesla for those who want better autopilot and given that anyway regulatory approval of complete autonomy is years away that upgrade could allow current fleet not to feel obsolete for owners.
     
  2. MP3Mike

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    It wouldn't be such a gift once you got the invoice for all the work. (And got done waiting weeks, or months, to get your car back from the service center.)

    And is the radar really any different?
     
  3. kurdakov

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    Do you have any details on how the radar is different? (I don't recall seeing anything about that.)

    Someone may try to do a retrofit, but it won't be Tesla.
     
  5. kurdakov

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    on radar:

    from first link

    "The real difficulty would be to retrofit the additional radar antennas. They are installed in the bumpers, which means you’d have to take the front and back bumpers out to install them and then readjust everything for a good fit."
     
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  6. MP3Mike

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    But that was just rumor, that didn't turn out to be true. There are no additional radar antennas. There is still just one in the front center just like in the refreshed AP1 cars.
     

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