Tesla has improved the camera quality on a number of its vehicles with a recent update that’s now being rolled out worldwide.

    Tesla owner efieber posted some photos late last month of the camera quality difference the latest 2023.32.4 software update brought on X (formerly Twitter), touting it as a “game changer”.

    Comparing the images side by side there’s an obvious reduction in blur, plus the colours don’t look so overly saturated with a red tint.

    Tesla hasn’t provided a full list of vehicles that are set to receive the camera quality improvement, nor when the rollout will be complete.

    It’s understood Tesla vehicles fitted with Hardware 3 (HW3) camera hardware are the ones benefitting the most with the camera quality update.

    Tesla vehicles with the newer and higher-quality Hardware 4 (HW4) cameras are understood to receive a slight crop to the camera feed. It’s unclear if this change will trickle down to HW3-equipped vehicles.

    It’s unclear if the changes to camera quality with this recent update makes any improvements to the vehicle’s camera-based Autopilot driver-assist system.

    This latest change to Tesla vehicles follows a new safety feature that automatically activates and flashes the hazard lights faster than usual after an airbag is deployed.

    It’s rolling out to all US-specification Model 3 and Model Y vehicles, as well as Model S and Model X vehicles from 2020 onwards.

    It’s unclear if this particular safety feature is already available on Australian-specification Tesla vehicles.

    Tesla continually rolls out software updates to its range of electric vehicles (EVs) that bring a wide array of new features. They also bring tweaks and updates to the car’s systems.

    The US carmaker currently only offers the Model 3 and Model Y in Australia. The Model S and Model X aren’t sold in Australia as they are only manufactured in left-hand drive.

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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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