New Teslas aren’t easy to park, but that’s about to change with this feature promised 5 years ago

Some owners were surprised to discover that their Tesla was now equipped with a 360-degree vision system to facilitate parking. A feature long requested by fans of the brand, who finally seem to have listened to them.

Since its creation, but especially since the launch of the Model S in 2012, Tesla has always had a reputation as a futuristic brand, especially appreciated by geeks and other technology enthusiasts. It is true that the manufacturer was one of the first to offer electric cars also successful on the market, paving the way for many others over the years. The American firm has also been at the forefront of OTA updates (over-the-air) remotely and has often been praised for its on-board technologies.

A little delay

But does Elon Musk’s brand tend to rest on its achievements? This is the question we are entitled to ask ourselves. Indeed, many technologies, although already offered elsewhere and eagerly awaited are not yet available on the brand’s models and probably never will. This is particularly the case ofApple CarPlay and D’Android-Autostill absent from cars in the range, from the Model 3 to Model X.

We also think of thehead-up displayyet present on many other models such as the DS 3 E-Tense recently tested or the Volkswagen ID.4, among others. But another feature has also always been missing from Tesla vehicles, which is sure to irritate some customers, so much so thata petition was even created on

It is 360 degree vision, also known in the United States as bird view. This system, found on many vehicles such as the Nissan Ariya or the Renault Megane E-Tech allows you to see your vehicle from above, thanks to the alliance of several cameras installed on both sides of the last. Thus, it is easier to park in a narrow place or to maneuver in certain difficult situations.

But at Tesla, this technology was never offered. However, and as explained in an article on the site Not A Tesla App published in October 2020, Elon Musk confirmed that this feature would be offered. If this was not yet the case, despite the publication of a patent, it is because it would have been necessary to engage in complex procedures to integrate it into cars.

The 360 ​​degree view finally makes an appearance

Instead, the boss of Tesla announced that a compromise would be found, by changing the 100% autonomous driving system, called FSD (full self-driving). Thus, when the driver maneuvers at low speed, the visualization of the car displayed on the instrument panel or the touch screen changes to show the vehicle seen from above.


If we had not really heard of this feature, now it seems to be well and truly operational. This is shown by an owner in a video published on the Cold Envy Youtube Channel, showing in more detail how this 360-degree vision works, which then materializes the obstacles in the form of 3D cars. There is therefore no “real” image from the car’s cameras. According to the website Torque Newsthis feature arrived with the Tesla FSD update 10.69.25, still in beta test phase in the United States.

All vehicles equipped with 100% autonomous driving should logically be able to take advantage of the 360-degree view. This will also be the case for Tesla Cybertruckwhich will be the first model of the brand to ship the Hardware 4 (HW4), which is none other than the very latest version of the on-board hardware intended to operate the FSD.

The new Teslas will also be easier to park

In a tweet from 2018, Elon Musk also announced on Twitter that the pick-up would be equipped with 360-degree vision thanks to cameras and ultrasonic sensors. Since then, water has flowed under the bridge, since these sensors were recently removed from electric cars produced by Tesla.

And precisely, in this regard, another video was also published on Twitter. This shows a Model 3 without ultrasonic sensors at the front which detects obstacles as well as the distance between the car and them. Tesla therefore seems almost ready to update the recent Model 3 and Model Y without ultrasonic sensors. A complicated situation to park, as we noted in thetest of the Model Y Propulsionwhich should therefore be ancient history.

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New Teslas aren’t easy to park, but that’s about to change with this feature promised 5 years ago