Tesla Boosts Camera Quality with Sneaky Software Update

Jacob Brooke
October 9, 2023
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Tesla, known for its over-the-air software enhancements, has yet again updated its fleet, this time focusing on camera quality. The latest software version, labeled 2023.32.4, has brought notable improvements to the camera quality on certain Tesla models.

A Tesla enthusiast, going by the online moniker efieber, showcased the stark differences this update brought about, sharing images on a popular social platform, X. The comparison clearly illustrated enhanced clarity and color accuracy, moving away from the previously noted blurry and overly saturated visuals.

While Tesla hasn't released a comprehensive list detailing which specific models will benefit from this camera improvement, it's generally accepted that vehicles equipped with the Hardware 3 (HW3) camera system see the most significant enhancements.

Meanwhile, models equipped with the newer, high-definition Hardware 4 (HW4) cameras reportedly receive a minor adjustment to the camera feed's display dimensions. However, it remains uncertain if similar adjustments will be extended to HW3 models.

Beyond just aesthetic improvements, there's curiosity in the Tesla community regarding whether these camera upgrades will bolster the performance of Tesla's famed Autopilot driving assistance system.

In addition to the camera tweaks, Tesla has also introduced a new safety measure: a rapid hazard light activation feature, triggered post airbag deployment. Initially launched for US-spec Model 3 and Model Y variants, along with select Model S and Model X units from 2020 and beyond, it's still uncertain whether this feature is available in Tesla's Australian models.

Currently, in Australia, Tesla's portfolio includes only the Model 3 and Model Y, with the Model S and Model X excluded due to their exclusive left-hand drive manufacturing.

Key Takeaways:

  • Latest Software Version: 2023.32.4 enhances camera quality.
  • Highlighted Changes: Better clarity, improved color accuracy, and reduced blur.
  • Targeted Hardware: Primarily benefits HW3 vehicles, with slight adjustments for HW4.
  • Additional Features: Rapid hazard light activation after airbag deployment.
  • Current Australian Line-up: Still just Model 3 and Model Y.
Jacob Brooke
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