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S Autopilot vs X Autopilot

Discussion in 'Model S' started by SDRick, May 20, 2016.

  1. SDRick

    SDRick Active Member

    Jun 25, 2015
    SD CA United States
    Is there any difference between the S autopilot hardware and the X autopilot hardware?
  2. Quietninja22

    Quietninja22 Member

    May 29, 2015
    Lexington, TN
    None that I am aware of. I have driven neither but I haven't heard of anything changing
  3. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2013
    San Mateo, CA
    I am not aware of any information to indicate there are an hardware differences. I've driven both and they appear to be the same, but my time on AP in the Xwas measured in just minutes.
  4. Saghost

    Saghost Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2013
    #4 Saghost, May 20, 2016
    Last edited: May 20, 2016
    Well, it's not the same. It remains to be seen whether the difference is significant or indicative of anything for the future.

    AFAIK, the software does exactly the same things at the moment, and from the forum descriptions I think about as well (my experience so far is one test drive with each, with maybe five minutes of Autopilot in each.)

    In every AP Model S I've seen, the camera is centered in the behind the mirror space, as it is in the high resolution photo I found from Google, here:


    However, on the X the camera appears to be on the right side of the housing, as you can see here (another Googled image)


    I remembered it because some early Tesla images had what people thought were two cameras showing, which I've never seen mention of since. I'm not sure if it means anything, but it does indicate the hardware isn't identical, or at least isn't installed identically.

    [edit: it looks like the refreshed S has the same centered camera as the older Ss:]


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