New Teslas aren’t easy to park, but that’s about to change with this 5-year-promised feature.

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Some owners were surprised to find that their Tesla was now equipped with a 360-degree vision system to make parking easier. A feature long requested by fans of the brand, who finally seem to have heard them.

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Since its creation, but especially since the launch of the Model S in 2012, Tesla has always had a reputation as a futuristic brand, particularly appreciated by geeks and other technology enthusiasts. It is true that the manufacturer was one of the first to offer such successful electric cars on the market, paving the way for many others over the years. The American firm has also been at the forefront of OTA (over-the-air) remote updates and has often been praised for its integrated technologies.

a little late

But does Elon Musk’s brand tend to be based on his achievements? This is the question we have the right to ask ourselves. In fact, many technologies, while already offered elsewhere and eagerly awaited, are not yet available on the brand’s models and probably never will be. This is particularly the case with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which are still absent from cars in the range, from the Model 3 to the Model X.

We also think of the head-up display, but present in many other models such as the recently tested DS 3 E-Tense or the Volkswagen ID.4, among others. But another feature has always been lacking in Tesla vehicles, which is sure to irritate some customers, so much so that a petition has even been created.

Is about 360 degree vision, also known in the United States as Bird sight. This system, found in many vehicles such as the Nissan Ariya or the Renault Mégane E-Tech, allows you to see your vehicle from above, thanks to the alliance of several cameras installed on both sides of the last. Thus, it is easier to park in a narrow place or to maneuver in certain difficult situations.

But at Tesla, this technology was never offered. However, and as explained in an article on the site Not a Tesla app published in October 2020, Elon Musk confirmed that this feature would be offered. If it has not yet been the case, despite the publication of a patent, it is because it would have been necessary to carry out complex procedures to integrate it into cars.

The 360-degree view finally makes an appearance

Instead, the Tesla boss announced that a compromise would be found through the development of the 100% autonomous driving system, called FSD (complete self-driving). Thus, when the driver maneuvers at low speed, the display of the car displayed in the instrument cluster or on the touch screen changes to show the vehicle seen from above.

If we really hadn’t heard of this feature, it now appears to be actually operational. This is how an owner shows it in a video posted on the ColdEnvy Youtube channel, showing in more detail the operation of this 360-degree vision, which then materializes the obstacles in the form of 3D cars. So there is no “real” image from the car’s cameras. According to the website Torque Newsthis feature came with the Tesla FSD Update 10.69.25still in beta testing phase in the United States.

All vehicles equipped with 100% autonomous driving should logically be able to take advantage of the 360-degree view. This will also be the case with the Tesla Cybertruck, which will be the brand’s first model to have Hardware 4 (HW4), which is none other than the latest version of on-board hardware intended to operate the FSD.

The new Tesla will also be easier to park

In a 2018 tweet, Elon Musk also announced on Twitter that the pick-up would be equipped with 360-degree vision thanks to cameras and ultrasonic sensors. Since then, water has flowed under the bridge, as these sensors were recently removed from electric cars produced by Tesla.

And precisely, in this regard, another video was also published on Twitter. This shows a Model 3 without ultrasonic sensors in the front that detects obstacles and the distance between the car and them. So Tesla seems almost ready to update the recent Model 3 and Model Y without ultrasonic sensors. A complicated parking situation, as we pointed out in the Model Y Propulsion test, which should therefore be ancient history.

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