Tesla isn’t any stranger to safety features. Actually, Tesla has received among the highest safety rankings ever given. All Teslas have earned a 5-star rating in every category.
Tesla, like most manufacturers, includes Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking safety features. The primary option gives you a visible and audible warning if the automotive feels that you simply’re going to strike something, while the latter option will brake the automotive for you if it’s certain the automotive goes to hit an obstacle.
Up until recently, Tesla used radar to find out how distant an obstacle was and calculated based in your speed, whether you’d have time to stop before hitting the given obstacle.
With the introduction of vision-only based vehicles, Tesla now needed to find out object distance using only the cameras mounted on the vehicle with a purpose to still provide Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking. Tesla recently showed off at their AI Day event how they were capable of accomplish this.
Up until these breakthroughs, Emergency Braking has only been available when going forward, but now that Tesla is capable of achieve emergency braking through vision, are other things possible?
That’s exactly what Jason asked Elon Musk on Twitter. Could Tesla add ‘Rear Emergency Braking’ using the rear camera for improved safety when getting into reverse?
Good point. We do have torque reduction if an obstacle is detected, but lively braking could be higher. Prime directive is: don’t crash.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 27, 2021
Elon responded with, ‘Good point. We do have torque reduction if an obstacle is detected, but lively braking could be higher. Prime directive is: don’t crash.’ Elon has been cautious to not over promise recently, but we feel this can be a clear indication that Tesla will a minimum of be looking into adding this feature in a future update.
We may thoroughly see options for ‘Rear Collision Warning’ and ‘Rear Emergency Braking,’ in a future software update.