Here are the New Tesla Model 3 Blind Spot Indicators [VIDEO]

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Tesla has introduced a notable addition to its latest Model 3 refresh–the inclusion of a blind spot indicator. This feature, a first for the Model 3, was recently showcased in a YouTube review, highlighting its functionality.

According to Tesla’s European Model 3 manual, the new “Blind Spot Assist” encompasses several features (you can see the setting at 13:42 of this video):

  • Automatic Blind Spot Camera: This feature activates the side repeater camera, offering a live feed on the car’s touchscreen every time the turn signal is used. The view from this camera can be manually repositioned on the touchscreen by dragging the image to a shaded area, which becomes visible upon holding the image.

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  • Blind Spot Collision Warning Chime: For those who prefer auditory alerts, the Model 3 now provides an option to sound a chime if a vehicle is detected in the driver’s blind spot, and there’s a risk of collision.
  • Blind Spot Indicator: A physical indicator has been added to the car’s design, located in the upper speaker grill of the driver door. This can be activated or deactivated by navigating through the vehicle’s control settings.

You can see the Blind Spot Indicator quickly pop up at the 4:42 mark of the new Tesla Model 3 drive below by Automobile Propre below:

YouTube video

Here’s the screenshot of the frame, which looks just like the Model 3 manual:

Model 3 blind spot indicator

However, Tesla emphasizes safety by reminding drivers of the assistive nature of these features. The Automatic Blind Spot Camera and Blind Spot Collision Warning Chime are not replacements for attentive driving.

Tesla strongly recommends drivers continue to perform manual shoulder checks when changing lanes to ensure safety. The chime feature, while advanced, may not detect every potential collision, reiterating the importance of driver vigilance.

It’ll interesting to see how well this blind spot monitoring feature works, as it’s been a highly requested feature from Tesla owners. Traditional cars have blind spot monitors built into the side mirrors and that has always been a great standard feature to have. Tesla appears to be building its own solution here, yet again.