Adam Jonas, a Morgan Stanley analyst, claims that the level of safety in Tesla’s Model 3 will be unmatched by any other car manufacturer. This was not unexpected, considering that Tesla’s earlier models were also famously dedicated to safety and security. Tesla’s Model S is a perfect example of this. It was the first car to receive a 5-star safety rating in every category when tested back in 2013.
Model S’ resilient design is largely responsible for its outstanding safety prowess, but the dynamics of road safety have changed thanks to advancements in autonomous software development, and that made many cars capable of competing with it.
However, the Autopilot software of Model 3 will make quite an impression, and Jonas thinks that it will be hard for other car companies to keep up. Jonas even estimates that the new software may even make Model 3 up to 10x safer than most of the cars currently on the road.
Jonas said that the safety is the most wanted and desirable feature of every car and that “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. 10x) safer than the average car on the road.”
Tesla’s Autopilot software is expected to provide drivers with a “superhuman assist” when it comes to safety on the road.
Tesla has been obsessed with safety for years now, and the benefits of having their Autopilot software include the 50% lowered risks of having a car accident, as stated last year by Elon Musk.
Musk also said that even the first version of Tesla’s Autopilot is almost twice as good as a real person. Even though he may have been over exaggerating, NHTSA’s report from earlier in 2017 states that the Autopilot software may have helped reduce the chances of accidents by 40%.