When Tesla said in 2021 that it will stop utilising radar technology for its so-called Autopilot

driving assistance system and only depend on cameras for vehicles employing "Tesla Vision,"

Although radar units are still present in vehicles built before the deployment of this new system,

 it appears that Tesla is secretly removing them during normal maintenance visits

requiring vehicles built before 2021 to utilise the vision-based Autopilot system.

According to a report from The Drive, several eagle-eyed forum users noticed a no-cost line item

which must be approved before a Tesla Service Center performs work on a customer car.

It’s worth noting that Tesla isn’t removing the actual radar units from the vehicle,