Sunday, 26 March 2017

Tesla’s Model 3 may be 10x safer than other cars

Tesla’s Model 3 – first deliveries planned for the end of this year
Credit: YSSN

Tesla has a strong record in safety:
● best crash safety rating of any car ever tested1

● semi-autonomous versions of Tesla Autopilot have improved safety2 – e.g. when Autosteer was enabled, crash rate of Teslas was reduced by 40%3

Tesla analyst with Morgan Stanley, Adam Jonas has claimed that the Model 3 will be 10x safer than most other cars on the road.

Electrek – “Tesla Model 3 will give ‘superhuman’ safety to driver & be ’10x safer than current cars’, says Tesla analyst Adam Jonas”

Business Insider – “MORGAN STANLEY: Tesla's Model 3 may be 10x safer than any car on the road today”

Boy Genius Genius Report – “Tesla’s Model 3 may be 10x safer than regular cars, analyst claims”

As a small-volume car, the Tesla Model S appears to have prevented many accidents, & by implication, saved many lives. Single-car-accidents aside, an avoided accident prevents injury &/or death &/or damage in more than one vehicle. However, the Model 3, as a mass-market car, means a larger number of cars on the road preventing accidents. A substantial number of Model 3s on the road will make the roads safer for everyone.

1 Hitchhikers’ Guide 2 Tech: “Tesla Model S achieves best crash safety rating of any car ever tested”,

2 Hitchhikers’ Guide 2 Tech: “Tesla Autopilot predicts an accident before it happens”,

3 Hitchhikers’ Guide 2 Tech: “NHTSA report on fatal Tesla crash makes a strong case for Autopilot safety – update”,
/ Tesla Autopilot predicts an accident before it happens Tesla Model 3 will give superhuman safety to driver 10x safer than current cars Tesla analyst Adam Jonas Model 3 score 5 stars in every safety category Morgan Stanley’s Tesla analyst Adam Jonas vehicle’s safety underrated feature give the vehicle a competitive edge Model 3’s safety features ah-hah moment car will launch later this year consumer surveys safety often ranks as the top feature considered by car buyers Jonas says Model 3 order of magnitude 10x safer than the average car Tesla Model 3 hardware and software provide a level of active safety significantly lead all other cars on sale today an order of magnitude 10x safer than the average car on the road every OEM we talk to safety is the number 1 determinant of car purchases car due to launch this year star rating system used by NHTSA crash tests Tesla recently announced performed encouraging crash tests Model 3 active safety features enabled Tesla’s suite of autonomous driving and safety features collision avoidance automatic emergency braking Model 3 enhance capabilities across the range Model S Model X automated driving fully autonomous driving driver has a legal obligation to keep hands on the wheel at all times driver is still human superhuman assist Tesla active safety features reliable new Autopilot 2.0 suite Model S Model X Tesla Vision image processing system significant improvements Model 3 enters production later this year level 4 level 5 autonomy not ready legally available Tesla suite of sensors software always-on safety features prevent more accidents several examples first generation of Tesla’s Autopilot new suite 360-degree camera coverage ultrasonic sensors better range potential to be much more efficient examples first generation Tesla Autopilot new radar technology predicts an accident caught on dashcam a second later Tesla’s new radar technology Autopilot saving owners from accidents Tesla owner Autopilot’s side collision avoidance system prevented highway accident dashcam video Tesla Model S collision shows the Autopilot helping prevent an impact Tesla Autopilot prevented serious injury saved the life of a pedestrian in DC /