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Perfect 2012 Five Star NHTSA Safety Ratings

Discussion in 'Model S' started by WhiteKnight, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. WhiteKnight

    WhiteKnight _____ P85 #549 _____ Sig Red / Sig White

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    Model S will NOT be the first because the 2012 Chevy Camaro has already aced the test:

    2012 Chevrolet Camaro becomes first car to ace all NHTSA safety tests
     
  2. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    In its class?
     
  3. VolkerP

    VolkerP EU Model S P-37

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    As was pointed out in TM forum, the Camaro lacks front collision warning system and lane departure warning system. You cannot earn stars in that cateegory, just a mere check mark. A "perfect score" rating should include these.
     
  4. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    Do we know if the Model S has these systems? I can't recall ever hearing them mentioned.
     
  5. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    I recall it being *assumed* that Model S would have these standard so that they could get the 5 star rating. With this new info in mind though, it's perfectly reasonable to also assume they'd forgo these (maybe have them as options), if there's no additional bragging rights for having them. What would they say? 5 star in every category, and checked every box?
     
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    Musk has been going for "The safest car on the road". All they have to do is one-up the Camero by one.
     
  7. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Bah... Beaten by Bumblebee!
     
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    GM having been bailed out by the government, was sometimes jokingly called "Government Motors".
    Possibly not too surprising that a strong emphasis has been put on making cars that will now get top marks on the government safety tests.

    On the other hand, I wonder how well the new "Spark" will do in crash safety...?
     
  9. doug

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    I will never recognize a Camero as Bumblebee.
     
  10. JRod0802

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    According the official page all of the tests received five stars, but the "Risk of Rollover" is 8.7%. I'm sure the Model S will be much lower. So as long as the Model S also gets five star in every category, it'll do better overall because the "Risk of Rollover" will be lower.
     
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    Trnsl8r Blue 85kwh since 12/8/12

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    Am I seeing things, or are the lights still working on that crashed Camaro?
     
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    #12 dpeilow, Nov 15, 2011
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  13. TEG

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    So that was 4 stars on an old European test?
    I think the 2012 USA test might be 'harder', so there is a chance it might get different results.
    Well, at least it looks like it is good enough that it isn't going to be an outright "fail" due to poor safety.
     
  14. Todd Burch

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    2011 standards.

    Model S will be against (more stringent) 2012 standards, no?
     
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    My guess is that it is the "new 2011 and newer standards" which apply to 2012 models.
    So, I think Model S would probably be tested to the same new standard.

    5star1.jpg
     
  16. Kevin Harney

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    1 out of 3 recommended technologies does not seem like a perfect score to me ?!?!?!?!?
     
  17. AnOutsider

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    If we're talking stars it does... Especially to the general public, since I'm sure "5 star" will be part of their marketing campaign
     
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    Roadster fits the part better, right?
    bumble%252520bee.jpg
     
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