Tesla Mannequin Three Receives Security Suggestions from Client Stories, IIHS

A Tesla Model 3 will be connected and charged on March 2nd, 2021 at a Supercharger fast charging station for electric vehicles in Bersteland, Germany.

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Consumer Reports and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety on Tuesday restored the top safety recommendations for the Tesla Model 3, the company’s lower-priced electric sedan.

Tesla announced in May that it was removing radar sensors from its Model 3 sedans and Model Y crossover vehicles built for customers in North America built on or after April 27. Instead, they would rely on a vision-based driver assistance system (with cameras).

At this point, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration websites referring to the Tesla 2021 Model 3 no longer displayed check marks indicating that the agency had verified the effectiveness of the safety features in the modified cars.

Of particular importance was whether the forward collision warning, the lane departure warning, braking in the event of an impending collision and the dynamic braking assistance of the Teslas would work as well without radar as before the modification.

Some of these features are still missing ticks on the government website.

An IIHS spokesman said in an email to CNBC: “With the new ratings, the 2021 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK + Award will now apply to all 2021 Tesla Model 3 vehicles, regardless of which front crash prevention system is equipped on a particular vehicle . “

IIHS has not yet evaluated the Tesla Model Y, but plans to complete full evaluations for that vehicle later this summer. Your report will include an assessment of the Model Y’s crash safety, frontal collision prevention, and headlights.

Consumer Reports said in a statement Tuesday that IIHS ‘independent testing “demonstrated the effectiveness of Tesla’s camera-based automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning systems,” and that was enough to get the 2021 Model 3 again as a Consumer Reports Top. Choose to designate.

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