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Pedestrian Protection

Discussion in 'Model S' started by toto_48313, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. toto_48313

    toto_48313 CAN P #5

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    Today I went through the "index of term" from the manual in the car, and I found "pedestrian protection" in the list.

    There is nothing link to it. Do you have any clue about a new functionality coming?
     
  2. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    I wonder if they're doing that outdoor hood airbag that Volvo has for pedestrian protection
     
  3. dhrivnak

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    I really like the Volt option. A button at the end of the turn signal stalk that emits a "quiet" warning horn.
     
  4. Gabzqc

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    From the emergency services document for the Model S, there is something in there that describes a softer part of the hood to give pedestrians a softer impact. Cant remember the specifics right now, but a little search may bring something up
     
  5. DJung

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    I believe it's the Active Bonnet that raises the hood if Model S knows it's about to collide with a pedestrian. Apparently it helps lessen the amount of injury a person receives when the car hits a person.
     
  6. Pete90D

    Pete90D Fan of Red Lights

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    That's interesting since the very front of the hood is reenforced for closing. Seems like center collision would actually be worse for someone than any other part of the front.
     
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    So finally we find out why Tesla won't reinforce the frunk lid to prevent creasing! :)
     
  8. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    That would be nice. I don't want to honk at anybody simply because they cannot hear me.

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    Any documentation on this? I don't think I have this. It's just a plain old hood, I think.

     
  9. TesAus

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    It is active hood which raises rear of hood if the car thinks you have hit a pedestrian. In an ice car it provides space for the hood to deflect without hitting hard objects (the engine) behind. I wonder if it is really necessary in a model s, but probably required to get the 5 star safety rating?

    Extract from model s owners guide:
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    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Is this only on non US cars, or US too? I don't see any indication of pyrotechnics with my hood. Though I probably don't know what to look for.
     
  12. toto_48313

    toto_48313 CAN P #5

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    Thank you TesAus.

    So there is a guide describing this chapter, but it's empty in North America = this doesn't exist in North America?
     
  13. Ingineer

    Ingineer Electrical Engineer

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    Yes, this feature is not applied to US spec cars. I don't know which countries do get it, but we definitely don't.
     
  14. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    I'm pretty sure that in North America you don't put things in until they are legislated due to the lawsuit happy climate. If you put it in and it's not legislated, you can be sued for bad engineering and whatnot. If it's legislated, then you're safe. Heck of a way to do things, but that's how it is.
     
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    Does this use the camera or what sensors are used to determine if it's a pedestrian?
     

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