Tesla has utilized with the FCC for the usage of a brand new “millimeter-wave radar” for Autopilot and Full Self-Driving in its electrical automobiles.

New Tesla Radar

Tesla makes use of a front-facing radar sensor hidden contained in the entrance fascia of its autos as a part of its Autopilot/Full Self-Driving (FSD) sensor suite.

Electrek has discovered a brand new FCC submitting from Tesla during which the automaker utilized to get a brand new “Car Millimeter-wave Radar Sensor” to be used on public roads:

“The tools underneath check (EUT) was an Car Millimeter-wave Radar Sensor working in 60 GHz band (60-64 GHz).”

Tesla utilized for confidentiality for the brand new machine, and due to this fact, we received’t have extra info and photos till the confidentiality settlement is up in July 2021.

We not too long ago reported on Tesla looking to add a new “4D” radar with twice the range of its earlier radar.

Right here’s the check report from Tesla’s FCC utility for the brand new radar sensor:

Tesla Loves Cameras and Radar, Hates Lidar

Early on its Autopilot and self-driving effort, Tesla made a transparent resolution to guess on laptop imaginative and prescient powered by digicam and complemented with radar.

CEO Elon Musk famously hates the usage of lidar sensors for autonomous driving methods.

Yesterday, he even advised an analyst that Tesla wouldn’t use lidar sensors. Early ones had been recognized to be costly however have come down in worth lately, even when they had been free:

I imply completely free, properly, I believe even when it was free, we wouldn’t put it on.

As a substitute, Tesla is utilizing eight encompass cameras round its autos complemented by 12 ultrasonic sensors and a front-facing radar.

All Tesla autos since 2016 have been geared up with this suite of sensors or at the least related variations of it, as some {hardware} updates have been launched over time.

Now it seems to be like Tesla is getting ready to introduce a brand new radar to the sensor suite with a view to enhance its effort to allow full self-driving inside its autos.

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