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AP1 any chance blind spot(Tesla red lane) to come?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by vv132, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. vv132

    vv132 Member

    Jan 7, 2016
    Was really hoping for blind spot improvements even on AP1 cars. Our MX is tough to see blind spot, and we use the Rear view cam to help with the blind spots(now thats on the bottom) . Was hoping Tesla to use the FWD sensors to show red lane or some type of chime/wheel vibration when the turn signal is engaged. But all we get are the light sensor marks on the autopilot dashboard.

    Anyone see this happening for us Ap1s?
  2. animorph

    animorph Active Member

    Apr 1, 2016
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Not without the side cameras of AP2+.
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  3. travwill

    travwill Active Member

    May 1, 2015
    Chicago, IL
    Yeah I think we have it as good as it'll get. Blind spot has always been bad and will continue to be bad in AP1 cars, non existent really I'd say as the ultrasonics don't detect something early enough and there obviously is no camera tech to detect anything. Old fashioned knowing what is coming up on you and looking will have to do...
  4. scottf200

    scottf200 Active Member

    Feb 3, 2013
    Chicagoland ModelX S603
    #4 scottf200, Oct 9, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2018
    a) ...but but it could lead people into falsely not checking themselves and trusting the [short distance sensors] vs ['longer range' and multiple camera vision results]. That is bad. Probably some/more legal implications one would guess too.

    b) From: Autopilot
    "Twelve updated ultrasonic sensors complement this vision, allowing for detection of both hard and soft objects at nearly twice the distance of the prior system."

    Hardware 1[edit]
    Vehicles manufactured after late September 2014 are equipped with a camera mounted at the top of the windshield, forward looking radar (supplied by Bosch)[26][27] in the lower grill and ultrasonic acoustic location sensors in the front and rear bumpers that provide a 360-degree view around the car. The computer is the Mobileye EyeQ3.[28] This equipment allows Model S to detect road signs, lane markings, obstacles, and other vehicles. Upgrading from Hardware 1 to Hardware 2 is not offered as it would require substantial work and cost.[29]

    Hardware 2[edit]
    Hardware 2, included in all vehicles manufactured after October 2016, includes an Nvidia Drive PX 2[30] GPU for CUDA based GPGPU computation.[31][32] Tesla claimed that Hardware 2 provided the necessary equipment to allow full self-driving capability at SAE Level 5. The hardware includes 8 surround cameras and 12 ultrasonic sensors, in addition to forward-facing radar with enhanced processing capabilities.[21] The Autopilot computer is replaceable to allow for future upgrades.[33] The radar is claimed to be able to observe beneath and ahead of the vehicle in front of the Tesla; the radar can see vehicles through heavy rain, fog or dust.[34]

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