Did I say every car needs everything. A few of these options would be really nice. And yes, a lot could be done in software.
Not sure Tesla cameras can see tires, but they should see the curb and body. I suspect these cameras are out on the larger sideview mirrors.
I tow with my Model X so a lot of it would be very useful.
And no, you can't even see the hood or corner on some Tesla's (it's always a guess). Also you are seeing if you'll clear something (BEFORE you get there) even going forward in a tight spot (especially with a trailer) could be very handy. I had this for rearview trajectory on my Jeep where it shows the trajectory better than my eyeball will. The same applies going forward.
They (Tesla or any company) could go a step further and include your trailer in the model if you supply the distance to the axles, width and length.
You can turn off your FanBoy switch now. This is pretty nice system.
You didn't say in those words "every car needs everything", but if you think about for a bit, you'll realize that the logical implication of your question "Why can't a $100K Raven X do what a $50K Chevy does with its cameras?"
requires exactly that. Take any arbitrary vehicle (like the only one that has a particular feature), ask why a Tesla doesn't do that. The only possible way this question wouldn't arise is if a Tesla did everything every other vehicle does. This is not a Fanboy switch stuck in the on position. Merely logic.
I agree the Chevy system is pretty nice.
My Tesla gives my distances to the front and rear bumper on screen, measured in cm. Seems a pretty good substitute for the seeing the front (or rear) bumper. Oh, and the Chevy doesn't seem to do that.
And showing the rear trajectory is also already implemented with my Tesla. The midpoint line with the Chevy is a nice touch, especially if you're lining up a trailer hitch. And predicting a trailer trajectory when backing up with trailer, taking the towing vehicle steering input into account, would be very spiffy feature, indeed.
Sorry if you can't judge forward trajectory well. Should be learned skill for every driver, since it's practiced almost 100% of the time.
So I guess it would be helpful if you would articulate exactly what Tesla is missing, and make a feature request.
Check this camera system out for a Chevy Pickup truck !!
Biggest reason is probably that the Tesla cameras were designed to feed data to the autopilot. The 360 cameras on other vehicles are simply designed to provide a marketing device to show areas around a car.
You could also change your title to "How come my ____ car cannot preform autopilot duties, even though it has lots of cameras for 360 viewing".
Two totally different products.
Tesla is designed for future FSD capabilities. Your Chevy truck is designed so you will not bump into something close by.
Just don't trust it too much.My Tesla gives my distances to the front and rear bumper on screen, measured in cm. Seems a pretty good substitute for the seeing the front (or rear) bumper. Oh
OP would get banned, laughed off a Porsche forum if he asked:
"Why can't a 250K Taycan S do what a $50K Chevy does with its cameras".
Feature holes would be found in Bentleys, Bugattis.
FFS the Presidential Limo has a fridge with his own blood in case transfusions are needed.
It can jam air to ground missiles but but.. CARPLAY.
Maybe I'm in the minority, but I doubt it. Of course, at some (minor) cost, I might be tempted. But I gotta say, I wouldn't pay 500$ extra for that, let alone double or triple.Gotta call a spade a spade. Tesla really does need to offer 360 views cams - and they could easily do it at marginal additional cost.
Part of me wonders whether they are not doing it because that would mean they are "admitting defeat" on Autopilot - as some might say (not me though) a self driving car would not need these. Now, to be clear I believe that the 2 could easily co-exist, fr a bunch of reasons including that sometimes you might want to drive your own car - even in a 100% autopilot world, or towing applications etc
They should offer cameras on the S & X as standard - the hardware cost of revised mirror housings to include additional cameras and 1 or 2 in the front bumper if needed shouldn't be more than $500 in cost to them - and people would happily pay double or triple that.
IT would be a great way to further differentiate 3&Y from s&x, and increasing msrp for all of them
Maybe I'm in the minority, but I doubt it. Of course, at some (minor) cost, I might be tempted. But I gotta say, I wouldn't pay 500$ extra for that, let alone double or triple.
The suggestion is great. I would support a 360/birds eye cam. The problem is when you insinuate taking your business to a 50K Chevy because a Tesla lacked a feature.
You would do no such thing.
It's not a fanboy switch btw. It's a realistic assessment of where Tesla stands. $ for $, there is not a better OVERALL vehicle. I could make some dumb *sugar* post like:
My 20 year old, $3K Civic I just bought has better cupholders than this $100K Model X.
except there's not enough visibility in front of the car due to the camera positioning. This includes front fenders and in front of the hood where there are significant "Dead zones"The great news is that, if (or hopefully "when") Tesla decides to offer this 360-degree camera feature for parking (or even for driving), it'll likely be a software update away. And then KABAM! You've got a new car again with just a 20-minute download.