If your car has any sort of active safety or driver assist features, you probably know they may go offline should snow or ice cover their radar and other sensors. It’s not a problem exclusive to Tesla, but the electric carmaker has installed a nifty system in its latest vehicle to helpoperate in the coldest conditions.
On Wednesday, a Twitter user published a wiring diagram for thethat shows the electric SUV comes with a radar heater. With heat sent to the radar unit, it should help Autopilot operate even if the rest of the Model Y becomes caked with snow or ice.
The automaker didn’t immediately return a request for comment to learn more about this system, but it’s the second nifty feature discovered in the Model Y. Previously, we learned the SUV became the, which will certainly help the battery focus on powering the car, not the HVAC system, in cold temperatures.
Without the finer details, we can only wait for drivers to test the latest feature in the Model Y. The electric SUV beganearlier this month on the west coast, and Tesla still plans to continue deliveries amid the outbreak, albeit with more precautions. The automaker also , to comply with a shelter-in-place order.