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Sidepod Camera Display for Lane Changes

DB-Cooper

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Oct 29, 2018
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Austin, TX
I'm sure this has been beat to death, but I think it'd be awesome if Tesla utilized the already running/equipped sidepod cameras when someone hits the turn signal. I've been in many Uber/Lyft Honda vehicles that have this (called LaneWatch), and I have to say it's pretty damn nice. While this car basically has blind spot detection via the dotted line lane indicator, it's extremely faint and almost non-existent. In fact, I've suggested before and would be a fan of a pulsing red light similar to the autopilot nag blue light when your blindspot is occupied by another vehicle.

Given the Model 3 does not have a traditional on the mirror signal like comparable cars, I feel this would provide class-leading blind spot detection versus an almost non-existent one today on a car that is otherwise very advanced.

Here's an example of Honda's LaneWatch:

Low hanging fruit software update in my opinion.
 
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Jim R

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I'm sure this has been beat to death, but I think it'd be awesome if Tesla utilized the already running/equipped sidepod cameras when someone hits the turn signal. I've been in many Uber/Lyft Honda vehicles that have this (called LaneWatch), and I have to say it's pretty damn nice. While this car basically has blind spot detection via the dotted line lane indicator, it's extremely faint and almost non-existent. In fact, I've suggested before and would be a fan of a pulsing red light similar to the autopilot nag blue light when your blindspot is occupied by another vehicle.

Given the Model 3 does not have a traditional on the mirror signal like comparable cars, I feel this would provide class-leading blind spot detection versus an almost non-existent one today on a car that is otherwise very advanced.

Here's an example of Honda's LaneWatch:

Low hanging fruit software update in my opinion.
My ICE car has blind spot monitoring (using radar).
When you put on your turn signal and there is a car in the blind spot, here's what happens:
1. Loud fast Beep-Beep-Beep.
2. Light on the mirror.

You CAN'T miss the loud warning and I believe it is what all cars need. You CAN miss a light or a picture (since your eyes are on the road.
 

DB-Cooper

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Oct 29, 2018
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Austin, TX
My ICE car has blind spot monitoring (using radar).
When you put on your turn signal and there is a car in the blind spot, here's what happens:
1. Loud fast Beep-Beep-Beep.
2. Light on the mirror.

You CAN'T miss the loud warning and I believe it is what all cars need. You CAN miss a light or a picture (since your eyes are on the road.

Another good idea. I recall our 2016 Acura did that as well, and I’ve definitely had rental cars that have done it. Given the Tesla definitely knows when a car is in its blind spot, it should do more when a turn signal is used. I still like the video idea because it’s very objective on whether a car is there or not.
 

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