Self-driving vehicles will play a crucialrole in improving transportation safety and accelerating the world’s transition to asustainable future.
Tesla has announced that all Tesla vehiclesproduced in their factory – including Model 3 – will have the hardware needed for fullself-driving capability at a safety level substantially greater than that of a humandriver.
Eight surround cameras provide 360 degreevisibility around the car at up to 250 meters of range.
Twelve updated ultrasonic sensors complementthis vision, allowing for detection of both hard and soft objects at nearly twice thedistance of the prior system.
A forward-facing radar with enhanced processingprovides additional data about the world on a redundant wavelength, capable of seeingthrough heavy rain, fog, dust and even the car ahead.
To make sense of all of this data, a new onboardcomputer with more than 40 times the computing power of the previous generation runs thenew Tesla-developed neural net for vision, sonar and radar processing software.
Together, this system provides a view of theworld that a driver alone cannot access, seeing in every direction simultaneously and on wavelengthsthat go far beyond the human senses.