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How to check the camera pitch on a Tesla

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The front camera on your Tesla 3, Y, S or X models is designed to enhance your driving experience.

As well as helping with parking, it improves navigation and takes in the wider view of what’s ahead, which in turn helps you better position your car on the road for a safer journey. That’s why it’s so important the camera is set up correctly.

In this step-by-step video from the experts at Delphi, you’ll learn how to properly calibrate the front camera of a Tesla. We cover everything from:

• Camera angle pitches
• Driver assisted systems (DAS)
• The equipment needed to carry out a successful calibration

Maintenance Solutions How to Technicians 1 min read

What equipment do I need to calibrate the front camera on a Tesla?

We used Delphi’s Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) calibration solution, the CRC 150 rig and target board TFC-5.

What is a Tesla DAS system?

Tesla have different categories of cameras and radar systems they call these DAS systems. DAS stands for driver assistant systems, and we group these into three categories – DAS 1 has a single camera in the front windscreen, DAS 2, 2.5 and 3 have three cameras in the windscreen, and DAS 4 has two cameras in the front windscreen.

In what order do you calibrate the camera?

Carry out the work in two sections. Firstly, check the pitch verification to ensure the camera angle is right. Then do a dynamic calibration on the road.

How long do I need to drive the car for the dynamic calibration?

You need to drive the car ideally in a range from 30-50mph, but up to 60mph, and Tesla say it can take up to 100 miles for the camera to perform its calibration. The display on the dash keeps you up to speed with the process of the calibration.


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