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Tesla Model 3 Eviscerated China’s Brake Failure Rumors in a Multi-Car Collision

Tesla Model 3 Eviscerated China's Brake Failure Rumors

This week have been rough for the Tesla skeptics to maintain the “brake failure” rumors that have been circulating in China. Tesla have been proving critics wrong in real-life incidents as a multi-car collision involving a Model 3 garnered traction in an online social media platform.

A Tesla Model 3 was found in the middle of a multi-vehicle collision that occurred during heavy rainy weather. Even with a slippery road, the Tesla Model 3 applied brakes that was strong enough to save the vehicle from generating any front-end damage.

This video was taken during a rainy night located in Shenzhen, China. To the left lane, there are four vehicles that ended up in a pileup. A Tesla Model 3 driving in the same lane would have been the fifth vehicle to end up in the pileup if it was not for its built-in smart braking system that stopped the sedan in time.

Luckily, the Model 3 escaped rear damage as the Lexus behind it was able to stop, just an inch away from the rear bumper. The owner of the Model 3 said that he had Autopilot activated when the multi-vehicle collision happened. The EV owner also said that the brakes was already being applied before he actually pressed on it with his foot.

This is an interesting remark that highlights Tesla’s strengths on the safety features of Autopilot. This is not the first time that a Model 3 with Autopilot has performed impressively well in a multi-vehicle collision event. The pileup incident has gone viral in China and helped curb some of the skeptics in regards to the brake failure rumors about the company and its models.

Tesla Model 3 China Brake Failure Rumors

The Tesla’s brake failure rumors was rekindled when an unhappy Model 3 owner climbed onto a Tesla sedan and protested at the Shanghai Auto Show. This prompted a rare apology from Tesla and forced the company to work closely with the Chinese regulators to improve its product safety quality.

The electric automaker formed a government relations team and released data to debunk the skeptics to prove that the Model 3’s brake have not failed. While some damage have been done already, Tesla drivers are experiencing unwanted attention due to their vehicle’s braking system.

We only can hope that these real-life incidents will cast light on the skeptics and show that Tesla’s safety performance will shift the public perception on the company. Afterall, if Tesla were to convert gas-powered cars to electric-powered cars, then they need to prove their braking system is capable of doing so.

It would be difficult to challenge and disprove that their braking system do not work or have issues. Tesla is also expected to ramp up the production of Model S and Model X to 100,000 units on annual basis. Customers who ordered refreshed Model S and Model X can look forward to getting theirs between September to November 2021.

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