Since early 2019, French Tesla driver @TeslaStars has kept a regularly updated list of software innovations his Model 3 is getting via over-the-air updates on Twitter. This week they are pleased to report the latest version 2022.24.6, with Tesla, for example, profiles portable drivers in the cloud Introduces. Initially it went unnoticed, however, the radar sensor was also disabled in the Model 3, which imposes some restrictions.
Tesla step back into the future
In spring 2021, CEO Elon Musk announced that The Future for Autonomous Driving at Tesla in “Only Sight” Lies, that is, in the evaluation of camera images alone. Soon after, the radar sensor that was on the front of all Tesla models was dropped from the Model 3 and Model Y for the United States, followed by the Model S and Model X, and the rest of the world. With the software version 202020.9, the conversion of older Teslas to “vision only” still begins, as with @TeslaStars, which should reach all owners sooner or later.
However, for the time being, it is a step backwards. For example, owners of the newly built Model 3 and Model Y without radar in Germany have already begun to make fun of the Vision-based autopilot system, because without the camera, the automatic windshield wipers must be activated. Although she is sometimes too enthusiastic, is Tesla Brings “Erase Only” Corruption, The high-beam assistant, which Norwegian YouTuber Björn Nyland complained about for practically 20 minutes in a recent Tesla test, also activates. This autopilot support can at least be switched off.
OK, so I have a Tesla Vision now. Drive a little, at night. It’s certainly easier said than done on radar, especially when slowing down to match the speed of the car in front or to a stop at a traffic light.
— TeslaStars✨🇺🇦🕊❤️👀 (@TeslaStars) 1 September 2022
As @TeslaStars did not believe at first, but then successfully verified, Vision-only autopilot also means max speed for automatic steering with additional radar sensor at 140 km/h instead of 150 km/h as before limited to. In addition, you can no longer set the distance in front of the vehicle to the lowest level 1. Tesla’s speed limit has already been increased from 130 km/h since the Vision was introduced. There should be a full restoration of the previous autopilot scope According to information about the change “in the coming weeks” on the Tesla page Take the place
Vision Autopilot Smooth and Stranger
There is no real benefit to the current version of the Vision software. @TeslaStars reported easier driving than before with radar, but also new oddities like hesitation when overtaking on dual carriageways. He was also amazed that Tesla more or less hid the radar shutdown from him: there is no information about this in the software notes for the version with which it is implemented. After installation, he could only see that he now drives a Vision Tesla from the previous versions 2022.20 (see photo above) and 2022.16 explanation.
Freelance twitter maven. Infuriatingly humble coffee aficionado. Amateur gamer. Typical beer fan. Avid music scholar. Alcohol nerd.