Tesla Model 3 scores 5-stars in Euro NCAP’s crash safety and driver’s assistance tests
Tesla Model 3 strikes again, after scoring a more than perfect rating with the NHTSA in the United States, the safest car ever built scores a 5-star safety rating with the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP).
The Euro NCAP safety rating system not only crash tests the cars but tests the driver’s assistance safety systems as well, like the Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and crash avoidance features as we can see in the following video published by the European authority on their official YouTube page today.
Tesla Model 3 not only received a 5-star crash safety rating (all test videos) with the NHTSA but also aced the number one spot for being the car with the ‘lowest probability of injury’ — this is amongst all the cars that NHTSA has tested to date, in the same rankings Model S and Model X are on the 2nd and 3rd spots respectively, the entire Tesla production lineup is shining at the top of safety charts.
Euro NCAP performs the following crash tests on any vehicle that comes for crash safety ratings, the Tesla Model 3 also went through these tests in the video below and achieved 5-star rating overall.
Let’s go through the list of main crash tests the Tesla Model 3 went through and the points achieved in each category:
- Frontal Offset Deformable Barrier – 8 / 8 Pts
- Frontal Full Width – 7.7 / 8 Pts
- Whiplash Rear Impact – 1.7 / 2 Pts
- Lateral Impact – 15.3 / 16 Pts
- Autonomous/Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB City) – 4 / 4 Pts
- For Adult Occupants – Total 36.7 Pts / 96% (Detailed Report)
- Child Occupants – Total 42.3 Pts / 86%
- Vulnerable Road Users – Total 35.7 Pts / 74% (see video below)
- Speed Assistance – 2.8 / 3 Pts
- Seat Belt Reminder – 3 / 3 Pts
- Lane Assist / Lane Support – 4 / 4 Pts
- Collision Avoidance Assist – 2.5 / 3 Pts
Video: Tesla Model 3 Euro NCAP Crash and AEB Tests
Model 3 earns 5-Star Safety Rating from Euro NCAP
At Tesla, we’re deeply committed to safety, which is why we engineered Model 3 to be the safest car ever built. In the U.S., Model 3 has already earned an overall 5-star rating from NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), including earning 5-stars in every category and sub-category, and scoring the lowest probability of injury of any car ever evaluated by the U.S. New Car Assessment Program.
Today, Model 3’s safety record continues in Europe, where it has just been awarded a 5-star rating from the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP). The Programme’s four categories – each of which Model 3 earned 5-stars in – evaluate a car’s ability to protect adults, children, vulnerable road users like cyclists and pedestrians, as well as its safety assistance features. In this latter “Safety Assist” category, which evaluates a car’s active safety features including its ability to avoid accidents, mitigate injuries and prevent drivers from unintentionally drifting out of their lane, Model 3 earned the highest score that Euro NCAP has awarded to date under their 2018/2019 testing protocols.
Euro NCAP’s results demonstrate the impact of recent improvements made to our Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system that were extended to all Model S, Model X and Model 3 cars built since October 2016 via an over-the-air software update earlier this year. They also reflect important safety improvements made with new features like Lane Departure Avoidance, Emergency Lane Departure Avoidance, and conditional speed limits based on time of day and weather conditions.
Tesla’s engineers developed each active safety feature evaluated by Euro NCAP by leveraging the real-world data collected from the sensor suite of every Tesla vehicle made since October 2016, coupled with data from billions of inputs from actual drivers to help us understand how drivers behave in dynamic scenarios. This data gives us a more precise understanding of the environment around our cars and the different ways that accidents happen, allowing us to more accurately predict when an accident is likely to occur and deploy automated technology to mitigate or avoid it.
In addition to recognizing the benefits of active safety features enabled by data and technology, the Euro NCAP results also demonstrate the importance of Model 3’s all-electric architecture and powertrain design, which ensures the structural integrity of the vehicle and protects occupants with its fortified battery pack, rigid passenger compartment, and overall low center of gravity.
Model 3 is our most affordable car yet, and safety is something that is paramount to all drivers. That’s why we engineered Model 3 from the ground up with the strongest structure, best occupant restraint system and the most advanced safety features that we could imagine, with a goal of getting as many of them on the road as possible. As Model 3 continues to earn the highest safety ratings around the globe, we hope that it translates into one very important point for our customers – peace of mind knowing that their car is helping them drive safely.
Tesla Model 3 is already becoming the best selling sedan in Europe, electric or not, ship after ship, vessel after vessel is being unloaded at the Port of Zeebrugge full of Model 3s — the Euro NCAP safety ratings will increase further trust in Tesla and the Model 3, resulting in improved sales figures for the Q3, 2019.
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