After months of waiting we finally have our first have a look at Tesla’s latest radar unit in newly unsealed documents from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Tesla famously decided to remove radar from the Model 3 and Model Y in mid-2021, and later the Model S and Model X, deciding to as a substitute depend on the vehicle’s on-board cameras for its safety and driver-assist features.
We now have known about this latest radar unit since last yr when documents submitted to the FCC were uncovered. The more essential documents, which contained additional details and photos of the radar unit were requested by Tesla to stay confidential until the brand new yr because the device was imagined to be “marketed” in mid-January. That date got here and went without an announcement as Tesla later requested an extra extension to March 7, 2023. Today those documents have been unsealed early and posted to the FCC website. (h/t: @ankinnyc)
In response to the documents the radar unit can be placed behind the front bumper, as illustrated on this diagram with the Model X. This is identical location because it was before Tesla decided to remove radar units in 2021.