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Rear Cross Traffic Warning?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by dcclappers, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. dcclappers

    dcclappers Member

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    Is there hope that this is a future upgrade? Have a 2017 S60 AP2. Seems like a pretty achievable upgrade and I had on my Lexus 3 years ago. That and blind spot warnings would be nice.
     
  2. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    Isn't cross traffic detection typically done with radar?

    Sonar would only give you so much distance (not too useful), and I'm not sure if the camera's are positioned well enough that when you're backing out of a space they can see the cross traffic before it's too late (aren't the side cameras on the B-pillars?)
     
  3. dcclappers

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    Not sure, but have it on a GMC Yukon and as I said previous Lexus, and I don't believe those vehicles use Radar??? Surely the technology on the Tesla is on par or exceeds those manufacturers.
     
  4. David29

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    Whatever the required technology would be, I think the absence of this on the Tesla vehicles is one of the worst omissions in the feature set, especially because of the severely limited outward visibility to the rear on the Model S (at least). This is not new technology and I have always been disappointed it was missing.
     
  5. chillaban

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    They do use radar, actually. Tesla is one of the few manufacturers that uses ultrasonics instead of rear quarter panel radar to perform blind spot detection.

    I mean perhaps some day when the side cameras are activated, the car can provide similar protection using vision, but right now Teslas simply don't have the sensors to do rear cross traffic detection.
     
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  6. bcampbelllds

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    Cross traffic detection would be so nice...
     

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