A Tesla Model 3 owner thanks his electric car's emergency brake system after a lovely conversation on a dangerous, icy motorway. A video of the nailbiting event showed that the electric sedan apparently discovered and predicted that there was a danger to the road long before, so that the driver succeeded in performing a threading the needle maneuver, avoiding a potentially fatal crash in the process.
The short dashcam video showed that the Tesla Model 3 navigated an icy highway smoothly, before it brought and moved to the right just as a stopped hatchback appeared. Model 3 did not lose any traction when performing the maneuver, as opposed to a white sedan that almost spun out when it avoided the vehicle.
In a post on r / TeslaModel3 subreddit, the Long Range Model 3 branded the AWD owner u / thenext44 that he felt his electric sedan braking even before he saw the stopped car on the road. The Tesla enthusiast noted that as he swung to the right to avoid the other vehicle, he could feel the Model 3 stuck in a straight line. This allowed the electric car to avoid losing traction, similar to what happened to the white sedan in front, which almost spun out as it attempted to avoid the ability to stop the car.
Due to the events of the incident, the owner of model 3 admitted that he was not entirely sure if Autopilot was engaged when the car's emergency braking system kicked into gear. Explaining further, the Tesla enthusiast explained that the trip had been a six-hour drive, and that there have been times when Autopilot loosened due to the weather. That said, the Tesla community member readily said he eventually reached the needle and felt immediately relieved.
Tesla's vehicles are among the safest cars on the road today and this has been shown in the recognitions Model 3 has received since its release. Only last year did Model 3 receive a "superior" anchor rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a non-profit organization funded by auto insurance companies dedicated to reducing the number of accidents and injuries on the road. During the IIHS evaluation, model 3 showed impeccable automatic braking performance, which reduced the speed by more than 1
Like its two larger siblings, the model 3 has an incredibly high safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In August 2009, the security organization provided the electric sedan with a perfect 5-star safety rating in all categories and subcategories. In its front crash, side crash and roll-over attempts, Model 3 has performed great and shows a level of industry-leading driver and passenger safety. By analyzing the model 3's NHTSA results, Tesla has noted that the electric sedan is the vehicle with the lowest probability of injury among all cars that the agency has tested so far.
See the Tesla Model 3's automatic braking system in use in the video below.
Threads the needle. Model 3 auto broke and kept from pushing out, avoiding a crash while driving too fast for conditions. from TeslaModel3