https://www-autoblog-com.cdn.ampproject ... ratings%2FConsumer Reports, IIHS yank safety ratings after Tesla pulls radar from cars
NHTSA also no longer gives Model 3 and Y credit for having safety systems
. . . Consumer Reports pulled its “Top Pick” status for Tesla's Model 3 and Y vehicles built after April 27, while the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety plans to remove the vehicles' “Top Safety Pick Plus” designation. . . .
The U.S. government's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is no longer giving the Models 3 and Y check marks on its website for having forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and emergency brake support.
That prompted the ratings groups' actions. Both require electronic safety systems for the top safety designations. . . .
“If a driver thinks their vehicle has a safety feature and it doesn't, that fundamentally changes the safety profile of the vehicle,” David Friedman, Consumer Reports' vice president of advocacy, said in a statement. “It might not be there when they think it would save their lives.”
IIHS on Thursday confirmed that it pulled the Top Safety Pick Plus designation, but said it remains for vehicles built with radar. The institute said it plans to test Tesla’s new system. . . .
I wrote lowest, because the 7 closest brands to the Tesla in the list are practically garage queens that generally don't get driven in poor weather when accidents are more likely.Which car manufacturers have been in the least number of accidents per 10,000 models?
1. Morris – 16
2. Austin – 26
3. Tesla – 28
4. Ferrari – 39
5. Aston Martin – 40
6. Lotus – 55
7. Bentley – 75
8. Infiniti – 105
9. Maserati – 106
10. Abarth – 114
The brief video in https://twitter.com/fsd_in_6m/status/14 ... 52323?s=21 was a funny response.And this is why you don't do public beta tests!
Tesla Model 3 display - showing constant traffic lights whilst going 130km/h on the highway!
via https://www.reddit.com/r/teslamotors/co ... _constant/
Indeed, especially when the system in question encourages drivers to be inattentive, and allows them to speed while doing so.