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Blind Spot Assist - Never noticed this

T.Antony

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Jul 17, 2018
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“Blind Spot Assist” is a made up term but a very real feature I never noticed. Apparently only arrived with the updated driving visualizations. I always knew about the warning chimes, the red line, and the outright collision avoidance, but never took notice (or read) of this one. When you’re on a multi-lane road, if you turn on your blinker, the car avatar zooms out and forward to give you a much deeper view into your blind spots. No need to touch the screen or anything. Super handy!
 

Aelling01

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“Blind Spot Assist” is a made up term but a very real feature I never noticed. Apparently only arrived with the updated driving visualizations. I always knew about the warning chimes, the red line, and the outright collision avoidance, but never took notice (or read) of this one. When you’re on a multi-lane road, if you turn on your blinker, the car avatar zooms out and forward to give you a much deeper view into your blind spots. No need to touch the screen or anything. Super handy!

What is your software version and do you have FSD?
 

zhu-

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Oct 24, 2018
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I've also never noticed this, nice find. However I've noticed the visualization not detecting some cars in my blindspots so I'm not sure I can be entirely confident in it without a manual check.
 
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Xambler

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Dec 17, 2019
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I found these $3.95 autozone mirrors work great. Added them on the way home from picking up our new Tesla in fact. Used same for years on the tiny mirrors on my wife’s M3. Saves a lot of neck strain for us older folks :)
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WilliamG

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Apr 20, 2019
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I've also never noticed this, nice find. However I've noticed the visualization not detecting some cars in my blindspots so I'm not sure I can be entirely confident in it without a manual check.

I’ve noticed the same just the one time. Pretty terrifying when the car is happy to change lane into someone already there. And then other times it’s swerved back into its own lane mid-way through changing lane, even when there’s nobody there! Like...wtf Tesla.
 

T.Antony

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Jul 17, 2018
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I tweeted Elon to make viewing the side camera while blinker is on an option. If any one else wants that tweet him as well! This should be a simple change software wise.
Completely agree. It’s almost a no brainer given the technology is already there. Even a toggle feature would solve it for those who may disagree with its usefulness.
 
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Kilotango74

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Apr 2, 2019
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Our cars will be driving themselves in a few months, probably a waste of developer resources to work on blind spots...
there are people who still like to drive themselves you know. In fact i would love to see some actual numbers comparing the amount of people who bought FSD to those who did not.
 
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