Tesla Cars Can Use Autopilot Side Cameras To Show Blind Spots When Signaling, In Next Update

by Eva Fox July 09, 2020

Tesla Cars Can Use Autopilot Side Cameras To Show Blind Spots When Signaling, In Next Update

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Any car has blind spots. The blind spot of a car is the space around the car that the driver cannot see from his seat. Such a zone is at the rear, side, and even in front of the car. It so happens that a passing car is no longer visible in the rearview mirror, but it is also not visible from the side. That is why it is so important to take action in order to help drivers.

Tesla is a unique car, as it can get new features with OTA updates. That’s why Tesla’s customers often contact Elon Musk on Twitter by asking to develop features that can help improve their driving experience.

So, Australian Tesla Owners asked Musk to use Autopilot side cameras on vehicles to show blind spots on the screen when the driver is signaling a turn or lane change. Musk, always showed a desire to work on improving the company's products together with customers, so he approvingly responded to this proposal.

Like most cars, Teslas has a rear-view camera, although it is fair to say that they have a much larger and better overview than any other automaker. Since the car has cameras on all sides, customers often asked to be able to view the side repeater cameras, located on the front fenders, while driving and parking.

In a recent software update, the company gave owners the ability to see the view out of those cameras, which allowed drivers to see their blind spot on the car's large center screen. But, the view from these cameras was smaller than the rearview. So the new update will allow to automatically make the side repeater camera fullscreen whenever the driver signals a turn or lane change, which will certainly become a very useful feature.

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