Tesla To Remove Vehicle Autopilot Sensors

By The Thornical Press Staff

October 4, 2022

Tesla Inc announced on Tuesday that it will remove ultrasonic sensors from its vehicles as it switches to using cameras in its safety and driver-assistant system.  Currently, Tesla vehicles have 12 ultrasonic sensors located in the front and rear bumpers along with short-range sound sensors that detect close objects, especially in parking situations.  According to Tesla, they will begin removing ultrasonic sensors from the Model 3 and Model Y platforms.

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, claims that the company can achieve driverless cars operating only with camera safety sensors.  However, a series of “autopilot” system crashes have cast a dark shadow over the whole driverless car concept.