Why is Rivian removing the driver-facing camera from production?
Starting in summer 2023, R1T and R1S will not be produced with a driver-facing camera. Existing R1T and R1S have had the interior camera deactivated via an OTA update.
We’re making this change because the existing camera position and viewing angle do not meet our performance requirements. Rivian has been able to achieve current Driver+ functionality using other cameras, sensors and software embedded throughout the R1T and R1S.
It’s important to note that Driver+ remains standard in every Rivian and the deactivation and removal of this interior camera does not impact the safety or functionality of your vehicle, nor our ability to continue to improve Driver+ over time.
Rivian is currently exploring higher performance camera hardware and new cabin placements for future models.