Tesla was a leader in many things and began to lose its technological hegemony exactly in 2023. One of the aspects in which it has excelled the most is active safety Well, since the Model S was introduced in 2012, this has usually been the case more driving assistants than the competition. However, in this regard, the North American brand has missed something very important for its access model, known as Model 3.
Previously, Tesla’s mid-size sedan had one Advanced blind spot monitoring system that showed the pictures taken by the Side cameras of the vehicle when the turn signals were activated. Also stated were some red lines on both sides of the car simulation (and its surroundings) on the dashboard screen if there are other vehicles nearby and warns of a possible collision if the lane is left in such a case.
All in all, the Model 3 It did not have a visual blind spot indicator like most modern cars. on the exterior rearview mirrors, inside their housing or on the windshield pillars, so that it would be so Recognize dangers much more quickly and easily and thus avoid a risky maneuver. This has only recently changed To update of the product in question, which, as we have already commented in Diariomotor, goes beyond aesthetics and also improves functionality.
This kind of Light that illuminates when the vehicle’s sensors detect a vehicle nearby but in a place where it’s hidden from the rearview mirrors, It’s nothing new. Almost all brands integrate it into their ADAS equipment and some already make it standard (as part of their standard equipment), although it is not a mandatory tool for homologation in Europe. In fact it is one It is characteristic that certain “premium” companies have been involved for more than a decade as it is a practical and cost-effective solution.
Tesla is known for setting itself apart from other manufacturers and leveraging the numerous cameras its Autopilot relies on. (semi-autonomous driving) around the car to replace sensors and gauges usually found on competing models. This also enables you Save costs, apply minimalist design and discover new features with creativity. In this case, the blind spot LED is located on the driver’s door (on one side only).