OTA Update Improves Tesla Model 3 Backup Camera Image Quality Flaw
Tesla’s recent over-the-air software update brings significant improvements to the image quality produced by its backup camera.
One of many minor complaints about the Tesla Model 3 is the quality and orientation of the car’s backup camera. This issue was pointed out by several Tesla Model S and X owners who noticed that it just doesn’t stack up to the automaker’s flagship vehicles. While Model 3 quality across the board isn’t meant to match the level of the much more expensive S and X, Tesla is willing to “fix” whatever it can through software updates.
Reportedly, a recent software update has made vast improvements. However, it’s always difficult to tell in people’s social media photos. In order to know for sure, it would have to be exactly the same angle, lighting, etc. Not to mention the fact that we’re dealing with their personal cameras, and the site’s image settings. There are too many variables to get a very accurate idea. Nonetheless, owners are now posting BEFORE and AFTER pictures, as well as commenting on the updated camera quality. We’re sharing a few examples here for you to decide:
When asked if the improvements are “huge” or “slight,” Kriss Kross responded:
“I’ll be able to tell more in a couple days. It’s definitely smoother, not as contrasty. Still not as good as the X, but getting there.”
Check out another comparison below. It shows more color and lighting, which may give you a better idea:
Once again, we may have different lighting playing a role, and it’s very obvious that there are more flowers in bloom in the later picture. Still, the “after” image seems to be clearer, with more realistic colors. It also appears to more successfully capture a sharper image for a greater distance and is less shadowy.
Teslarati reported that a Tesla spokesperson confirmed that the update will now begin to roll out to its entire fleet. Keep in mind, as with most of Tesla’s OTA software updates, this is a work in progress. Fortunately, the technology allows the company to continually update systems until the most desirable results are achieved.
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