Tesla claims this is a world first and said the test was a success based on the crash test with dummies.
Tesla has shown off its tech-infused ingenuity yet again and now has shown off a new crash safety test technology which is based on data gathered from real-world use cases. All Tesla cars are loaded with a constellation of sensors and cameras and hence it is able to harvest this data and now it has released a look into its “Tesla Crash Lab” which showcases how it engineers safer vehicles using the data it has acquired from its active fleet of cars.
“By collecting data from the millions of vehicles in our fleet and replicating real-world crash scenarios, we’re able to engineer some of the safest vehicles on the road,” Tesla reveals. This is not the first time, the Tesla crash lab is being shown off as it first previewed it at Fremont, California.
“Previously, the best way to design a car was through industry-standard crash testing. And those crash tests are like a few grains of sand. Those grains of sand are meant to represent the beach, but in reality, the beach is infinitely complex. Every crash is different,” revealed Tesla engineer Dan. “With emerging technologies, there are opportunities. Now we can look at the real world and design for that,” he added.
Already Tesla has over a million vehicles on the road so it is sucking in all this data. Tesla claims that it can detect writhing 10 milliseconds of what kind of crash is and have the airbag react accordingly using machine learning. When the crash happens, Tesla even claims to know what would be the exact seat position and steering wheel position even if the driver has adjusted them and will deploy airbags in such a way that provides optimal safety. Tesla claims this is a world first and said the test was a success based on the crash test with dummies.