Front Camera vs. License Plate

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A vehicle at this price point should not have that as a minor inconvenience though, hence the “oversight”. Even road cars that usually would never leave pavement have rear camera washers which are at similar price points as the other models in Tesla’s lineup.

Driving the model Y in the rain pretty much makes the cameras useless unless I’m going out and wiping them off constantly.

And Tesla thinks they can get away with removing the side view mirrors for “efficiency” without including washers for those cameras either? Let’s face it, it’s more of a cost cutting part on their end. Similar to removing USS on the 2024 models.

If they were going to make a vehicle that can be off-road capable, they would have at the very least added those in considering the placement of the rest of the cameras (fender flares and tail gate) would probably see the most debris obstructing view other than the front bumper camera.
Perhaps a future fix for a rear camera would be a circumferential pneumatic air blade that could have by positive pressure flow keep debris from taking hold on the lens. Rain X type coatings or nano ceramic ultra hydrophobic coatings may help as well.
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Perhaps a future fix for a rear camera would be a circumferential pneumatic air blade that could have by positive pressure flow keep debris from taking hold on the lens. Rain X type coatings or nano ceramic ultra hydrophobic coatings may help as well.
I have done rain x coatings, but it doesn’t last long and other hydrophobic coatings or covers have that same issue of having a limited lifespan.

Abstract Ocean makes super hydrophobic lens covers but they only last 3-6 months. That may be helpful for areas with a lot of rain. But I am referring to debris as well considering it is a truck and the placement of the cameras seem like they would be obstructed with dirt and mud quite often.
 
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Perhaps a future fix for a rear camera would be a circumferential pneumatic air blade that could have by positive pressure flow keep debris from taking hold on the lens.
Sounds like a future Tesla-Dyson partnership. :D
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