Future software update will open up use of side repeater cameras when your Tesla is in reverse

Tesla Model 3 side repeater camera

Tesla vehicles are like none other available right now, with the ability to get over-the-air (OTA) updates that improve the car over time, for free. One of those features that may make an appearance in a future update is the ability to use your side repeater cameras when backing up.

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Responding to a user on Twitter, Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that such a feature is possible, and can be added in a future software update.

With Tesla vehicles having up to 8 cameras, it is somewhat surprising that currently the only camera accessible from within the car is the rear back-up camera. Opening up other cameras for use inside the vehicle would be extremely helpful, especially when backing up and in situations where space is tight.

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It is also surprising that given the number of cameras, Tesla hasn’t gone a step further and developed a 360° view, giving drivers a complete view around the car from inside the vehicle. This kind of feature is already available a number of automakers with vehicles that cost quite a bit less than a Tesla.

With either the side repeater cameras available, or the use of a 360° view, the incidents of curbing your Tesla rims would be greatly reduced.

Musk also recently revealed on Twitter that future software updates will allow Tesla vehicles to create micro-maps of local road conditions and share that information with other Tesla vehicles.

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