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Model X Parking Sensors now Visible

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Alexander, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. Alexander

    Alexander P# 8,878

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    Anyone know why the parking sensors on the Model X are now visible? I don't think its a big deal that you can see them, I'm just curious
     
  2. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    Source? Reference? Pics?
     
  3. DJung

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    #3 DJung, Feb 19, 2016
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    The parking/Autopilot ultrasonic sensors were always visible on Model X, even at the reveal. The hidden ultrasonic sensors that could see through metal that Elon mentioned during the unveiling were the ones used on the Falcon Wing Doors to detect obstructions and calculate the opening arc.

    The sensors for the FWDs are probably different than the parking/AP sensors because AutoPilot uses Long Range Ultrasonic Senors, and I'm assuming they don't need those for the FWDs. Here's a Model X butt shot taken at the reveal press event, and you can see ultrasonics on the rear bumper.

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  4. CarlK

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    Parking sensors on S and other vehicles that have them are always visible too.
     
  5. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    Ah, yes I misread the OP's post. My bad.
     
  6. Snow Drift

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    Here you can see the front sensors on the MX from the launch event.

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