20 October 2016
Following a delay and many teaser tweets, Elon Musk finally announced his “unexpected” product update. Tesla announcement in short: all Tesla models in production, including Model 3, will come with ‘full self-driving hardware.’ And will have the hardware needed for full self-driving capability at a safety level substantially greater than that of a human driver.
The hardware includes eight surround cameras with 360-degree, 12 updated ultrasonic sensors that can detect both hard and soft objects at nearly twice the distance of the prior system and a forward-facing radar with enhanced processing.
The news follows the model 3 update from April, in which Tesla revealed its most “affordable” electric car, which has had more than 400,000 pre-orders, with a promise of a 215 miles range per charge. It will be able to reach 60mph in six seconds and support Tesla’s Supercharger network.
But this is not all Musk had in store for his unexpected update. Tesla is working (together with Panasonic) on a solar roof panel and battery to charge its new cars. On October 28, Tesla and is to reveal a solar roof and an integrated “Powerwall 2.0 battery and Tesla charger”. The roof, which is said to be made entirely out of solar cells, will also be customizable in design in order to fit with your specific housing design.
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