Tesla Model 3 recovers the first designations of safety choices
Tesla’s Model 3 has regained its first safety pick designations from two key groups after losing them recently. Last month…
Tesla’s Model 3 has regained its first safety pick designations from two key groups after losing them recently.
Last month, Consumer Reports withdrew its “Best Pick” status for Tesla Model 3 and Y vehicles built after April 27, while the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety planned to remove the “Top Safety Pick Plus” designation from vehicles.
The U.S. government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration no longer ticked Models 3 and Y on its website for forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and brake assist. ’emergency. This prompted the actions of rating groups. Both require electronic security systems for higher security designations.
But on Tuesday, the IIHS said it had recently completed further evaluations of the camera-based frontal crash prevention system included with certain Tesla Model 3 vehicles. The camera-only system received a top rating for prevention of collisions. frontal collisions between vehicles and an advanced note for the prevention of frontal collisions of pedestrians. The group said the new ratings mean that the 2021 “Best Safety Pick Plus” extends to all Model 3. The IIHS has not completed testing of the 2021 Tesla Model Y.
Consumer Reports said that due to recent IIHS evaluations of Tesla’s new camera-based system on its Model 3 and the prior incorporation of IIHS ratings into its recommendations by Consumer Reports, it is reinstating its Top Pick rating on model 3.
Shares of Tesla, based in Palo Alto, Calif., Were down about 1.4% at midday.
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