Tesla has once again raised the bar in the auto industry with its its detection reminder feature for tread depth.
Traditional auto engineers have relied on the naked eye to determine tread depth for years, but Tesla has developed a more advanced solution. This feature can even detect tread depth on self-purchased third-party tires, and it doesn’t require any additional hardware or sensors on the tires themselves.
So how does it work? Tesla’s tread depth detection feature is based on a long-term front and rear axle wheel speed difference derivation model. The vehicle calculates the difference between the front and rear axle wheel speeds over time, which is then used to estimate the difference in tread depth between the two axles. If the vehicle estimates that there is significantly less tread depth on the rear tires compared to the front, the driver will be alerted to change their tires.
This feature is a game-changer for the auto industry, and it’s a basic function that should be standard on all vehicles. However, traditional automakers have overlooked this important safety feature for years. Tesla, on the other hand, is once again demonstrating its commitment to innovation and safety by integrating this feature into its existing fleet of vehicles via an OTA updated year 2022.
While Tesla’s tread depth detection feature is a significant advancement in auto safety, some users have reported issues with the system. Specifically, the feature can cause problems with the traction control and Autopilot systems if the system detects minor speed differences due to small variations in tire width between OEM and alternative tires, AP kicks be out randomly on the highway.
For Tesla drivers, is a welcome addition. It’s a reminder to change their tires in time and avoid uncertain accidents, it’s an experience that they couldn’t get from a traditional automaker before.
Tesla’s tread depth detection feature is a major breakthrough in the auto industry. It’s not a push to get a new model car or a reminder to open a VIP subscription for exclusive services. It’s just a basic function that should be standard on all vehicles. Tesla continues to change the paradigm of the auto industry with its focus on innovation, user experience, and safety.