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Newest Model S refresh ditched the parking sensors?

cmarshack

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Oct 25, 2015
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San Clemente, CA
I was watching a YouTube video walk-around of the newest re-fresh of the Model S and there are clearly no more parking sensors.

Does it lose the ability to show inches to the nearest obstacle? Can anyone with the new car let us know how the close range parking situation works now?

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Palladium4Days

New Member
Jul 16, 2021
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3
Minnesota
By parking sensors, I assume you mean the 12 ultrasonic sensors around the car. (small circles) that are used for autopilot and parking. they are still there zoom in. they are on my lr refresh S
 

Rupe

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Jul 8, 2011
56
16
Ft Walton Beach FL
There’s no longer a radar in the Plaid/LR which is disappointing. When in a line of cars at a drive through, it does not show instant distance in inches to the car in front, like my previous Model S & X did, but it lags by 1-2 seconds before settling on a distance.
 

WilliamG

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Apr 20, 2019
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5,224
Seattle, WA
There’s no longer a radar in the Plaid/LR which is disappointing. When in a line of cars at a drive through, it does not show instant distance in inches to the car in front, like my previous Model S & X did, but it lags by 1-2 seconds before settling on a distance.

There most certainly is still radar in the Plaid/LR. These cars have not switched to a pure vision system yet.
 
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ct101

MSLR Order 1/10-Wht/Crm/FSD/21s | VIN 6/25 Del 7/6
Jan 27, 2021
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390
Colorado
There most certainly is still radar in the Plaid/LR. These cars have not switched to a pure vision system yet.

The ones delivered so far have. However just today, Tesla took the description of the radar function off the Model S webpage. They are definitely aiming at going vision-only.
 

WilliamG

Active Member
Apr 20, 2019
3,960
5,224
Seattle, WA
The ones delivered so far have. However just today, Tesla took the description of the radar function off the Model S webpage. They are definitely aiming at going vision-only.

Yes. That’s been the goal for a while now. At the moment, the S is radar+vision in all delivered vehicles to date.
 

ct101

MSLR Order 1/10-Wht/Crm/FSD/21s | VIN 6/25 Del 7/6
Jan 27, 2021
183
390
Colorado
Yes. That’s been the goal for a while now. At the moment, the S is radar+vision in all delivered vehicles to date.
I can verify it’s physically there in mine delivered 7/6, but I’m just curious about how it will change things.

Back to the OP though I can verify that NO, the refresh S did not ditch parking sensors. Mine still has them.
 

Rupe

Member
Jul 8, 2011
56
16
Ft Walton Beach FL
I can verify it’s physically there in mine delivered 7/6, but I’m just curious about how it will change things.

Back to the OP though I can verify that NO, the refresh S did not ditch parking sensors. Mine still has them.
When someone told me there was no radar I looked for the telltale rectangle but didn’t see one. Where is the radar?
 

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