Since it was founded in 2003, Tesla has gained a reputation for being one of the most innovative and forward-thinking automakers in the world. This year, the company is expected to begin production of its new compact luxury sedan, the Tesla Model 3. This is one of the mostly highly-anticipated vehicle releases in recent years, and with good reason. The Model 3 will cost roughly half the price of the earlier Model S, and offer a fully-electric range of at least 215 miles per charge.
It’s also packed with a host of smart industrial design decisions and accident-avoidance technologies that will make it remarkably safe to drive. In fact, according to Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas, it could be “10 times safer” than other modern vehicles.
“We think the Model 3 will feature hardware and software that provide a level of active safety that could significantly lead all other cars on sale today,” said Jones in a recent statement. He then went on to point out that safety is currently the “number 1 determinant of car purchases,” suggesting that the Model 3’s safety features and affordable price point could be a phenomenal recipe for success.
It might be easy to dismiss Jones’ predictions as hyperbole, but there’s already convincing statistical data to back them up. Earlier this year, the NHTSA published a report which found that Tesla’s first-generation Autopilot system reduced accident rates by about 40 percent. As future iterations of Tesla’s Autopilot become more sophisticated, we can expect the autonomous driving system to reduce accident rates even further. With this in mind, it’s quite possible that the Model 3 will, in fact, be the safest car ever made.
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