Tesla Model 3 Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model 3: How It Works

Your Model 3 includes the following Autopilot components that actively monitor the surrounding roadway:

How It Works


  1. A camera is mounted above the rear license plate.
  2. Ultrasonic sensors are located in the front and rear bumpers.
  3. A camera is mounted in each door pillar.
  4. Three cameras are mounted to the windshield above the rear view mirror.
  5. A camera is mounted to each front fender.
  6. Radar is mounted behind the front bumper

Model 3 is also equipped with high precision electronically-assisted braking and steering systems.

Features

These safety features are available on all Model 3 vehicles:

  • Lane Assist
  • Collision Avoidance Assist
  • Speed Assist
  • Auto High Beam

These Autopilot convenience features are designed to reduce driver workload:

  • Traffic-Aware Cruise Control
  • Autosteer
  • Auto Lane Change
  • Autopark
  • Summon
  • Smart Summon
  • Navigate on Autopilot
  • Stop Light and Stop Sign Warning

Note: Depending on market region, options purchased, and software version, your vehicle may not be equipped with all Autopilot features.

You can enable/disable some of these features and in some cases, control how they work. To access settings, touch Controls > Autopilot.

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     Specifications

    Identification Labels Vehicle Identification Number You can find the VIN at the following locations: Touch the Tesla "T" at the top center of the touchscreen. The popup window displays the VIN. Stamped on a plate located at the top of the dashboard. Can be seen by looking

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