October 3, 2022

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Tesla is removing the radar from the Model 3 and Model Y.

Tesla is removing the radar from the Model 3 and Model Y.

From now on, the camera-based “Tesla Vision” is implemented.

The camera-based autopilot system from the Tesla Vision will now be introduced in Europe and the Middle East. From April 2022, newer Model 3 and Model Y versions for these markets will not be equipped with the radar, but will only use cameras and processing power to offer self-driving and safety functions.

This was mentioned by Tesla itself through their websites.

According to the company, the transition from radar to a Tesla Vision will not result in safety weaknesses or other limitations in functionality. But during a transition period, autopilot will be limited to a top speed of 129 km/h (80 mph) and have a greater minimum distance than the vehicle in front of you.

Given that the Norwegian speed limits are much lower than that, it is questionable how noticeable the change will be for most Tesla drivers on Norwegian roads. However, the plan is that this will be back to normal operation via software updates in a few weeks.

According to Tesla, other standard security features should not be affected by this transition.

The transition from radar to cameras is nothing new. Tesla has already made the same move with the introduction of the Tesla Vision into the North American market. For the Model 3 and Model Y, this was valid on new cars as of May 2021.

In the same area, the Model S and Model X will also be equipped with a Tesla Vision mid-February 2022. In this sense, we can expect that the radar on these models will soon disappear on this side of the Atlantic as well.

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