Do their names overpromise their capabilities? Will FSD someday deliver a system that's actually self-driving? Although we paid for FSD over a year and a half ago, our car still doesn't have the tech. While we wait for Tesla to release FSD en masse, we developed a driving route to test the capabilities of any driver-assist technology.
Tesla starts using in-car camera for Autopilot driver monitoring
Tesla Model 3: The Complete Guide
All new Tesla cars come standard with advanced hardware capable of providing Autopilot features today, and full self-driving capabilities in the future—through software updates designed to improve functionality over time. Eight surround cameras provide degrees of visibility around the car at up to meters of range. Twelve updated ultrasonic sensors complement this vision, allowing for detection of both hard and soft objects at nearly twice the distance of the prior system. A forward-facing radar with enhanced processing provides additional data about the world on a redundant wavelength that is able to see through heavy rain, fog, dust and even the car ahead. Learn more about Camera Views, Radar and Ultrasonics Wide, Main and Narrow Forward Cameras Three cameras mounted behind the windshield provide broad visibility in front of the car, and focused, long-range detection of distant objects.
Future of Driving
So you're getting in a Tesla for the first time, or maybe you're just curious about how they work. The experience can be somewhat intimidating. How do you turn it on?
Benjamin Maldonado and his teenage son were driving back from a soccer tournament on a California freeway in August when a truck in front of them slowed. Maldonado flicked his turn signal and moved right. Within seconds, his Ford Explorer pickup was hit by a Tesla Model 3 that was traveling about 60 miles per hour on Autopilot.