When you are choosing a vehicle, safety may play a huge role, and if you are concerned about that segment, Tesla Model 3 is the way to go. Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas sent a letter to the Tesla Model 3 clients in which he talked about this car, according to Electrek.
The shipment of the Model 3 should commence later this year, and in that letter, Jonas referred to the automated driving or “driving assist” features. When we talk about automated driving, it means that the humans should sit behind the wheel with their eyes on the road all the time and their hands on the steering wheel ready to react if necessary. Collision avoidance and automatic braking are a part of the Model 3’s automated safety feature list.
Jonas wrote: “We think the Model 3 will feature hardware and software that provide a level of active safety that could significantly lead all other cars on sale today and could, if the company achieves its goal, be an order of magnitude (i.e. 10 times) safer than the average car on the road. According to nearly every OEM we talk to, safety is the number one determinant of car purchases. Look for safety to be the ‘ah-hah!’ moment for this car due to launch this year.”
Just like any other Tesla, the new Model 3 will be equipped with numerous sensors and autonomous driving software, but not all of those will be turned on and pending further development. However, in order to prevent accidents from happening, the software and hardware will be in always-on mode. According to the company’s CEO Elon Musk, the NHTSA will give five-star safety rating to the new Model 3. In his statement, Jonas also wrote: “The driver is still human … but with a ‘superhuman’ assist.”
If the Tesla Model 3 turns out to be that safe, it will be hard to find the reason not to purchase this electric vehicle. The other carmakers will also have to catch up.