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AP2 needs camera washers

Discussion in 'Autonomous Vehicles' started by Matias, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. Matias

    Matias Active Member

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    I'm driving AP1 Tesla and one thing i have noticed is that rear camera gets dirty very fast. I'm surprised, that Tesla didn't equip AP2 cameras with washers.
     
  2. ianBlackburn

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    I understand that the rear camera on AP2 is now heated - so that should help a bit :)
     
  3. ecarfan

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    Interesting. What is your source for that information? That would be good news. But that won't keep the rear camera image usable when it rains.
     
  4. MP3Mike

    MP3Mike Well-Known Member

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    Elon said it in the AP2 announcement. (That all cameras are heated.)
     
  5. calisnow

    calisnow Active Member

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    It would have been absurd if not all the AP 2 cams were heated. That's a no brainer.
     
  6. S4WRXTTCS

    S4WRXTTCS Active Member

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    I'm surprised no one has done a comparison of the rear view camera in an AP1 car versus an AP2 car in regards to how well it deals with rain.

    There could be other differences as well like the coating.
     
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    AnxietyRanger Well-Known Member

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    AnxietyRanger Well-Known Member

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    Actually, the AP1 cars got the same AP2 rear camera (heating disabled perhaps?) already last summer. So there would be at least three stages to test (excluding old Classics/non-Techs)...
     
  9. AnxietyRanger

    AnxietyRanger Well-Known Member

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    Well, Tesla didn't even equip their headlights with washers. There's a kind of first in premium class at least from a European perspective.

    In California, they don't need washers, everything remains pristine all year round. :D
     

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