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Standard safety features

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by msabadish, Jul 30, 2017.

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  1. msabadish

    msabadish Member

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    Trying to decide on a bare bones configuration vs. first release.
    Haven't been able to find out anywhere what safety features will be available standard in the base model. I'm specifically interested in whether features such as: blind spot warning, Lane departure warning or auto emergency braking will be built into the non Autopilot models.
    Does anyone have clarification on this issue?
     
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    Been trying to find out the same thing. And also if the blind spot warning has made it to the side mirrors like every other car. This is make or break for me as this car will be for my college aged son.
     
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    Safety

    • Full LED exterior lighting
    • Eight cameras, forward radar and twelve ultrasonic sensors enabling active safety technologies including collision avoidance and automatic emergency braking
    • Six front row and two side curtain airbags
    • Three-point safety belts with belt-reminders for driver and four passengers
    • Two LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) attachments in second row
    • Electronic stability and traction control
    • Four-wheel antilock disc brakes with electronic parking brake
    • Child safety locks
    • Anti-theft alarm system
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
     
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    Nothing about blind spot.
     
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    All Teslas come with the ultrasonics
    [​IMG]
     
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    Certainly the hardware is built in, what's not clear is what features using the hardware are "turned on" in the base configuration.
    Unclear to me what the collision avoidance feature or features involves.
     
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    Can't imagine there's any way Tessa customer service would have the capacity to answer specific questions at the moment given the half million model 3 customers with questions at this point.
     
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    It was answered at launch last year.

    All the safety features.
    Check the Model S manual
    https://www.tesla.com/sites/default/files/model_s_owners_manual_north_america_en_us.pdf
    pg 83-88

    More details when they publish the Model 3 manual online... we know there already is a manual in print.
     
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    For the most part, posting in this forum to try and get information goes like this:

    1. Post a question
    2. Get responses that either tell you that your question is invalid, that you shouldn't own a Tesla, or that if Elon thought you should have it you would have it.
    3. Go back and reiterate that your question is important to you, and why
    4. Hope for the best

    Look - I own a Model S. I have what they call blind spot monitoring. It is a substandard joke (insert the obligatory "I love my car but...).

    At least on the S you have it right in front of you on a dash readout. Imagine having to look at the center mounted monitor every time you want to change lanes?

    I dont need another person to link me to how to set your mirrors so that you don't need BSM. I don't need another person to explain how busy Tesla is right now. It would just be great to know how it works, and at what trim level.

    Thanks.
     
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    The question was answered.

    Secondly, regardless if it's in front of you behind your wheel or slightly to the side of you, you should still check mirrors an over the shoulder check every time. If you check on the center screen right near your right hand and there's a warning then you don't even need to do the other checks.

    You can see the system working in any of the test ride videos from the other night.
     
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    Right on cue. The post about how to use my mirrors and drive.

    Is it in the side mirrors? Pretty simple question.
     
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    it? Is what in your side mirrors? The view of another car... yes
     
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    Didn't realize this was such a hostile forum. Didn't mean to offend JeffK in any fashion, just looking for information.
    Hoping everyone gets to enjoy their Model 3 in whatever configuration.
    Cheers,

    Mike
     
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    Assuming you are asking a real question, is the BSM indicator in the side mirrors (like just about every other car that has BSM).
     
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    Tesla lists standard safety autopilot features here
    • Automatic Emergency Braking
    • Side Collision Warning
    • Front Collision Warning
    • Auto High Beams
    Not a full list since there are non-AP safety features (airbags, seatbelts, etc) but I'd imagine they'd include blind spot in this list if it was there.
     
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    #16 JeffK, Jul 30, 2017
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    Again, it's on the center display.
    as seen here:


    The new ultrasonic suite has a range of 8 meters
     
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    Thanks for the link!
     

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