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  1. TexasTeslaRacing

    Tesla & BMW Fall Short in IIHS Safety Tests

    Tesla, BMW fall short in electric vehicle crash tests Hard to believe the Model S was left out of the large luxury car 2017 top safety pick. Instead the IIHS feels the Acura RXL, Audi A6, Genesis G80, Genesis G90, Infinity Q70, Volvo S90, and Lexus RC are safer. I still believe the MS to be the...
  2. C

    Crush / Rollover safety impacted by glass roof or panoramic roof?

    One selling point for the Model S is the famous story of how it "broke" the testing machine which tried to crush it. I *assume* that test was conducted with a solid metal roof. Any engineers here who can comment on how much, if any, crushing resistance is likely to be traded away for a clear...
  3. mspohr

    Google patents 'sticky' layer to protect pedestrians in self-driving car accidents

    It's not April 1 so I assume that this is serious: Google patents 'sticky' layer to protect pedestrians in self-driving car accidents The idea seems to be to put a sticky layer on the front of the car so a pedestrian would stick to the car when they were hit and not bounce off and incur...
  4. B

    Note the change in Model S safety claims

    It was reported at the time the crash test rating came out that Tesla annoyed the NHTSA when it proclaimed that the Model S was "the safest car in America" based on its score. It was pointed out in numerous places that the NHTSA doesn't test most luxury vehicles, and therefore that Tesla had no...
  5. S

    NHTSA crash tests results/videos

    I'm not sure if these have already been posted somewhere on the site, but I came across some of the NHTSA crash testing videos on the Model S. It looks like the rating will be released soon( or already has been released). The Youtube video says that is 5 star crash tested. Seeing those Model S's...