🔥 | Latest

Cars, Memes, and Traffic: HH NEWS 2016 TESLA MODELS INSURANCEINSTITUTE RORHIGHWAY SAFETY CEN 163 llHS crash test footage ofa 2016 Tesla Model S reveal a very disturbing problem with the car's wheels on impact Via @carthrottlenews - On small frontal impact, the wheel cracks and dramatically shatters, further reducing crash structure integrity and launching projectiles into the surrounding area. (The wheel does not crack in the greater, load bearing moderate frontal impact test). We reached out to Tesla and were given this statement (not directly related to the problem wheel, but hopefully something it will look into with immediate effect): - “We are committed to making the world’s safest cars, and Model S has previously received a 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a 5-star rating from Euro NCAP. Model S still has the lowest ever probability of injury of any car ever tested by NHTSA. - We proactively develop updates and aggressively implement changes onto the production line in record time any time there is a substantial benefit to customer safety. One of the improvements recently introduced in January 2017 specifically addresses the “Acceptable” (or second highest) rating that the Model S achieved in the small overlap frontal crash test, and we expect new tests to yield the highest possible rating (“Good” rating) in the crashworthiness category. - Additionally, IIHS tested a vehicle that was in transition with new Autopilot hardware, but without the new software that enables Automatic Emergency Braking. In the coming weeks, Automatic Emergency Braking will be deployed via a free over-the-air software update, and IIHS will be testing a new vehicle. We expect to receive the highest possible rating in every category, making Model S eligible for the IIHS Top Safety Pick award.” The combustible wheel doesn’t only concern me in extreme crash tests like this, because I now question what could happen at 100mph on the Autobahn if a pothole were to be struck or a stray object (like a rock or a piece of car) were to be run over…
Cars, Memes, and Traffic: HH NEWS
 2016 TESLA
 MODELS
 INSURANCEINSTITUTE
 RORHIGHWAY SAFETY
 CEN 163
 llHS crash test footage ofa 2016 Tesla
 Model S reveal a very disturbing problem
 with the car's wheels on impact
Via @carthrottlenews - On small frontal impact, the wheel cracks and dramatically shatters, further reducing crash structure integrity and launching projectiles into the surrounding area. (The wheel does not crack in the greater, load bearing moderate frontal impact test). We reached out to Tesla and were given this statement (not directly related to the problem wheel, but hopefully something it will look into with immediate effect): - “We are committed to making the world’s safest cars, and Model S has previously received a 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a 5-star rating from Euro NCAP. Model S still has the lowest ever probability of injury of any car ever tested by NHTSA. - We proactively develop updates and aggressively implement changes onto the production line in record time any time there is a substantial benefit to customer safety. One of the improvements recently introduced in January 2017 specifically addresses the “Acceptable” (or second highest) rating that the Model S achieved in the small overlap frontal crash test, and we expect new tests to yield the highest possible rating (“Good” rating) in the crashworthiness category. - Additionally, IIHS tested a vehicle that was in transition with new Autopilot hardware, but without the new software that enables Automatic Emergency Braking. In the coming weeks, Automatic Emergency Braking will be deployed via a free over-the-air software update, and IIHS will be testing a new vehicle. We expect to receive the highest possible rating in every category, making Model S eligible for the IIHS Top Safety Pick award.” The combustible wheel doesn’t only concern me in extreme crash tests like this, because I now question what could happen at 100mph on the Autobahn if a pothole were to be struck or a stray object (like a rock or a piece of car) were to be run over…

Via @carthrottlenews - On small frontal impact, the wheel cracks and dramatically shatters, further reducing crash structure integrity and l...