To all those speaking ill of Tesla's light weight aluminum panels that seem to crumple so easily, take heed. These cars are designed to crumple in the right spot and hold sturdy in the parts that surround the occupants. I will gladly take a crumpled hood over a collapsed cabin, anyday.
This is true, but I wouldn't put tesla so far in front of other car makers. Any newer ICE car with good crash rating would have done the same.
The fact is that Tesla’s ratings are higher than most, if not all other cars at the moment.
That should tell you that it likely has a better chance of protecting you over other cars.
It’s not a fact to say “any newer car with a good rating would have done the same”....
model 3 is a heavy vehicle. it has same roof strength-weight ratio as volvo s60, bmw 3 series. and much lower than mercedes c-class (iihs).
same overall occupant crash integrity as bmw 3 series (ncap).
i dont see the magic
I believe you have your numbers wrong. According to the IIHS, Volvo and BMW 3 have lower strength to weight ratio, then add in the fact the model 3 has far bigger front and rear crumple zones and they aren't in the same safety class.
Glad you and your family are ok. That 405 can be crazy when there is less traffic. Tesla took a beating. It appears you daughter in the rear was wearing a seatbelt? When you flipped, did any of your heads hit the glass? I am asking since in other conventional cars, roof usually has material to cover it, while in tesla is straight up glass. I see you got hurt by shattered glass, i wonder if this is where having tint might help since hopefully glass will be held by the film.
I am glad everyone was OK! That was one hell of an event to read and good the car did what it was supposed to do and keep you alive. One of the most impressive things I have seen is the video on how a Tesla is actually designed to take impacts and mitigate as much of the damage from you as possible. It set a new standard in this category for sure. Did you catch the person on dashcam footage?