Tesla Model 3 is getting heaps of praises after it broke all records and set a new standard for safety technology in cars. In testing done by Euro NCAP, a total of six cars received top marks. Those six cars belonged to Kia, DS, Škoda, Mercedes-Benz, and Tesla.
Matthew Avery, Director of Research at Thatcham Research praised Tesla Model 3 for achieving highest Safety Assitant the research center has ever seen.
The Tesla Model 3 is officially one of the safest cars in Europe. A British nonprofit that assesses vehicle safety awarded the Model 3 its highest rating of five stars.
— WIRED (@WIRED) July 4, 2019
The director also praised Tesla’s first class Forward Collision and Autonomous Emergency Braking systems for performing at the highest level.
A Quick Look at the Safety Scores of Tesla Model 3
- Adult Occupant Protection: 96
- Child Occupant Protection: 87
- Vulnerable Road Users: 81
- Safety Assist: 94
Tesla becomes the highest scorer in Safety Technology
The Tesla Model 3 got the highest score in Adult Occupant protection (96 percent), Child Occupant protection (86 percent) and Vulnerable Road Users (74 percent).
The electric car also scored the highest recorded marks in Saftey Assist (94 percent) category.
How Tesla managed to get such scores?
Tesla Model 3 managed to score such numbers in the safety test because it packs tons of security of features including a Blind Spot Collision Warning, Speed Assistance System, Lane Departure, and Avoidance systems.
Engineers at Tesla also used the structural benefits of an electric car as an advantage to make a more safe car.
Tesla has one of the highest impact performance because it doesn’t have a traditional engine. The electric motors on each wheel help the car to achieve a really low center of gravity.
The @Tesla Model 3 achieves 5 star @EuroNCAP rating & highest ever score for safety assist technologies like intelligent speed assistance & autonomous emergency braking. #stopthecrash #50by30 #NCAP40 pic.twitter.com/9o22YJQuum
— Richard Woods (@woodstoday) July 3, 2019
Interestingly, Euro NCAP hasn’t assessed Tesla’s AutoPilot system as it was categorized in comfort driving feature.
Euro NCAP plans to asses these types of systems using a separate program which will be launched in 2020.
The standard variant of Tesla Model 3 cost $31,225, which has all the above-mentioned safety features. Looking at the price and safety features of the car, Tesla has done a commendable job.
Now you can get one of the safest cars without spending a fortune.