Tesla’s safety records have lost their flavor by taking left and right hooks in recent weeks. The manufacturer, which has been in trouble with the problems created by the Autopilot system for a while, is here again with new security problems.
Allegedly, Tesla is preparing to send a recall letter to Model 3 and Model Y owners. The electric car manufacturer, which discovered a brake problem with these two a few weeks ago, has now announced that it has a problem with the seat belts.
As part of the recall, this time around, there will be 5,530 2018–2020 Model 3 and 2019–2021 Model Y. According to the research, the seat belts in the front seats are not properly attached to the B-pillar. This causes the seat belt to come off in the event of an accident and increases the severity of the accident. A second recall will be made for seat belts that do not retract correctly. In this context, 2,166 2019–2021 Model Ys are being recalled.
According to the claims of CNBC, one of the important sources of America, this situation is completely Tesla’s fault. Our colleagues, stating that employees use some “shortcuts” to keep up with the demand, argue that some employees do not have enough time to finish the job at hand.
Specification comparison: 2021 Tesla Model Y vs. Model 3
We will compare Tesla’s compact models, Model 3 and Model Y, on paper in terms of their technical features. In this comparison, we consider the Standard Range versions of both vehicles.
Although both vehicles are very similar mechanically, they have different body types. For this reason, our followers who are wondering how the productivity differences are, can examine the table below that we have prepared:
InsideEVs Side-by-Side Electric Vehicle Comparison ChartCARS2021 Tesla Model Y Standard Range
/ 2021 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus
Driving SystemRear Drive Rear DriveBattery Capacity55 kWh(gross)0%55 kWh(gross)RangeAverage393 km-7.2%423 kmLocal421 km-5.8%446 kmUpstate357 km-5.4%378 kmPerformance Values0–100km/h5.4 h0%5.4 hMax Speed217 km/h-3.6%225 km/hEnergy consumptionAverage162 Wh/km-9.2%147 Wh/kmLocal150 Wh/km-6.7%140 Wh/kmUpstate176 Wh/km-10.5%157 Wh/kmPricing (US)Starting Price$39,9905.3%$37,990Delivery Fee+$1,200 +$1,200Tax Discount- -Price Reflected to Customer$41,1905.1%$39,190
Watch Tesla Model Y drive
US electric car manufacturer Tesla recently announced that there will be no radar in Model 3 and Model Y cars produced in May 2021 and later. Thus, the company is slowly moving towards an autonomous driving system called “pure vision” without radar and lidar.
Of course, people may also be unsure about the reliability of these new autonomous driving systems, which rely solely on cameras and sensors. At this point, we can say that time will show the effects of this change of Tesla. In other words, issues such as whether the accident news has decreased or not will show the effects of this change.
The video of the YouTube channel DaxM, located just above our news, also shows the radar-free autonomous driving of a newly produced Tesla Model Y. If you ask us, the lack of radar is not felt in the autonomous driving of the vehicle.
In addition, the owner of the video divided the video into parts and named the parts as follows:
2:39 Ultrasonic Sensors
2:59 Autopilot Good Stop
4:16 Autopilot Sudden Stop (Not very successful autopilot stops)
4:31 Seeing the car in front of the car ahead
10:05 Lane Departure Avoidance (Lane Keeping Assist)
10:28 Forward Collision Warning
13:06 New Windshield Washer Nozzles
14:16 Automatic High Beams