According to Electrek, the Palo Alto-based manufacturer has applied for approval of a “vehicle millimeter-wave radar sensor” to be used on public roads and streets in the United States: “The Equipment Under Test (EUT) it was a vehicle millimeter-wave radar sensor operating in the 60 GHz band (60-64 GHz). ‘
The hardware upgrade is inevitable if you want to achieve a level 5 of autonomous driving. The new radar, especially if it is the Phoenix from Arbe Robotics, will allow Tesla to acquire new functions previously impossible for this technology that offer new developments and improvements in the vehicle environment’s perception.
Tesla shows that its vehicles’ current hardware can be further improved and that when authentic autonomous driving level 5 arrives, it may be under more evolved equipment than that currently offered.
We are not saying that current vehicles cannot benefit from this technology and software, as beta FSD equipped cars in the United States demonstrate. But the reality is that the constant evolution of Tesla implies that, gradually, without having to present a new car each year, its models evolve to the sound of improvements, sometimes aesthetic and soon technological.