Tesla wants to launch a fleet of autonomous cab robots. A hardware upgrade could therefore unify the four vehicles of the brand for the said fleet
not yet, but there's something called "S/X P2" with hw3.2 that does have the selfie...— green (@greentheonly) December 30, 2020
While Tesla took advantage of the month of December 2020 to deploy a new software update on its electric cars - Apple Music should also soon be arriving - the American manufacturer is also preparing to make a hardware upgrade. For which models? The Model X SUV and the Model S sedan.
An interior camera to monitor future passengers
This supposition comes straight from greentheonly (relayed by Teslarati), a hacker specialized in Tesla. The interested party spotted a mention ("S/X P2") in Tesla's software, referring to a camera installed in the rearview mirror. As a reminder, the Model 3 and Model Y already benefit from it.
The upcoming Model S/X refresh has been confirmed to have the same internal selfie camera as the Model 3/Y.— Teslascope (@teslascope) December 30, 2020
This also supports the notion of all newer Tesla vehicles being able to participate in the upcoming Robotaxi + FSD experience in the following year(s).
It is no longer a secret that Tesla wants to launch a fleet of autonomous cab robots. This hardware upgrade could therefore unify the four main vehicles of the brand that would make up the said fleet: thanks to this camera, the car will be able to monitor the passengers, Teslascope believes. The Model X and Model Y would then become part of the group's small papers.
Other features on standby
Other, less phantasmagorical uses should also be on the horizon. For example, videoconferencing had been evoked by Elon Musk himself. The sensor could also be used to monitor the driver's attention: if the system notices a drop in alertness, an alert could be triggered to warn the driver.