Past Tesletter articles

Is Tesla already using vision to replace ultrasonic sensors?

According to this vehicle owner, their 2018 Tesla Model 3 with all ultrasonic sensors disconnected is capable of displaying distances on the screen. It appears that Tesla is running this capability in “shadow mode,” likely using real-world data to train the neural network. During the owner’s tests, they placed tape on the cameras and observed that the car stopped displaying distances for nearby objects.

From issue #252