The difference between Tesla’s HW4 and HW3 hardware is becoming more and more evident as videos and images showcasing the hardware are popping up. The transformation in video quality highlights a radical and exciting future that paints an enticing picture of the visuals.
The visuals are sharper. However, the biggest improvement is the clarity of the camera. With Tesla’s introduction of color-balance and white-balance corrections, the camera feeds of the vehicle now have a more accurate and realistic look. Notably, the latest Beta FSD version 11.4.7 of Tesla vehicles includes a significant visual improvement to the camera feeds.
These improvements in video will likely be applied to all future vehicles. However, these improvements are currently only available to Beta FSD testers in a specific branch. The video included in our previous article demonstrates the visual differences before and after applying 11.4.7 Beta FSD, showcasing the changes in cameras and HW3.
Distinction Between the Upgraded HW3 Camera Feeds and HW4 Camera Feeds
DirtyTesla, who did an excellent job evaluating the different cameras in identical conditions and lighting, recorded one of the most impressive videos to date that compares HW4 to the enhanced HW3 cameras equipped with Beta 11.4.7.
Here is what is notable:
What Signifies Full Self-Driving?
Elon Musk has hinted that cars equipped with HW4 could be adept at autonomous driving 3 to 5 times more often, and we know that HW4 has more ports for additional cameras as well. The images are impressive while translating Full Self-Driving capabilities into how the camera technology is set for the next generation.
Potential for Retrofitting: A Letdown
Unfortunately, the idea of retrofitting has been temporarily shut down for some time, as Tesla has been trying to entice current Tesla owners into purchasing their new transfer-time limited offering. However, the amazing images courtesy of these new cameras might lead to inquiries about the possibilities of retrofitting, reminding existing Tesla owners about the disappointing news.