Tesla’s Model 3 Refresh Finally Adds A Blind Spot Indicator
Tesla’s electric vehicles have long had cameras and sensors all around them but they have so far refused to include something that most modern cars have — a blind spot indicator.
However, the recent Model 3 Highland refresh appears to have fixed that. At least to a point.
Current Model 3 cars show a camera view of what’s going on around the vehicle when the turn signal is enabled, allowing a view of any other vehicle that might be beside it. But that means looking at the big display in the center console, something that’s far from ideal when changing lanes. Now, the updated Model 3 appears to have added a new indicator that lights up when a vehicle is in the blind spot.
The new indicator has appeared in an updated European Model 3 owner’s manual, but there’s confusion over whether there is one on both sides of the vehicle, it appears that it’s only on the driver’s side.
Having one on one side of the car but not the other does seem like a strange decision so hopefully this isn’t how it reads. We’ll surely find out more as these refreshed Model 3 vehicles start to find their way onto roads around the globe.