Tesla’s most recent Model S refresh has been out for a few weeks now, and it’s starting to pop up in the wild more regularly.
The original images were taken by @nickrgeorge on the weekend, for Tesmanian.
— Nick George (@nickrgeorge) February 21, 2021
Now much larger than the old Model S side repeaters, Mark posted three cropped images of the sensor, and it’s safe to say the updated model is getting ready for a heavy Full Self-Driving (FSD) load with the size of those cameras.
— Mark (@CodingMark) February 22, 2021
With regards to Tesla’s future FSD endeavors, CEO Elon Musk has already attempted to justify the company’s valuation as the world’s most valuable automaker by citing upcoming Robotaxi efforts.
A robotaxi service will allow the company to make a relatively passive revenue using only its electric vehicles and their impressive FSD brains, which can already be seen performing complex driving tasks in a number of videos across the internet.
In any case, the Model S refreshed repeaters probably depict the direction most of Tesla’s future cars will pursue, especially if it plans to capitalize on a robotaxi service. And while they may be big, the future potential of FSD is much, much bigger.
Zachary Visconti is a news writer covering Tesla and other EV companies, as well as stories about electric battery news, autonomous driving, and all things sustainable technology. Currently residing in Santa Rosa, California. Loves his wife, his cat Banks, and a good cup of coffee.