Tesla has reportedly begun installing its Hardware 4 (HW4) technology in US-built left-hand drive Model Ys, which is expected to improve the effectiveness of its driver assistance features.
The California delivery center that houses these vehicles also had other new Model Ys without this technology.
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A leaked datasheet published by Tesla info confirms that HW4 was installed on one of the vehicles currently in the California delivery facility.
Tesla is expected to make hardware changes with over-the-air updates as it gets closer to fully rolling out its so-called Full Self-Driving technology by the end of 2023.
The HW4 system of the Model S and Model
The system also features improved processing power.
At this point, there was no word from Tesla that the Model Y had officially received this feature. This isn’t too surprising, however, as the brand hasn’t made any announcement for the Model S and Model X either.
No vehicles have been spied on outside of Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory using the new technology, so it’s unclear when we’ll see it here in Australia. All Model Y available in the local market are currently sourced from China.
Tesla recently upgraded the Model Y’s chassis ahead of rumors of a facelift for the electric crossover.
According to Tesla, support stiffness at the top of the Model Y’s shock absorbers has been improved by 50 percent while optimizing compression damping to reduce the damping force of a low-speed impact.
VedaPrime, a Tesla shipment tracker on Twitter, recently reported The new “Comfort Suspension” will be included on all Model Y Performance models shipped to Australia this year.