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Tesla 'Dynamic Brake Lights' From 2020.32.1 OTA Will Help Owners Reduce Accident Rates

Tesla 'Dynamic Brake Lights' From 2020.32.1 OTA Will Help Owners Reduce Accident Rates

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Safety is a priority for all Tesla vehicles--an area of unrelenting focus and dedication. Yesterday Tesla released a new over-the-air (OTA) update that includes Dynamic Brake Lights, which is truly life-saving.

In the description of this function, Tesla indicated:

"If you are driving over 50 km / h (31 mph) and brake forcefully, the brake lights will now flash quickly to warn other drivers that your car is rapidly slowing down. If your car stops completely, the hazard warning lights will flash until you press the accelerator or manually press the hazard warning lights button to turn them off."

As practice shows, this feature is undoubtedly an important addition and makes driving in Tesla cars safer. @28delayslater / Twitter shared the result of a study that shows that a third brake light on cars saves lives, property, and money.

A person is unable to concentrate attention on several tasks at the same time. If the driver's attention is distracted, then there is a higher probability of accident.

Distracted driving killed more than 3,300 people and injured 421,000 in 2012, according to U.S. government figures. A third brake light provides an extra signal to distracted drivers - and studies confirm that it reduces automobile accidents.

All Tesla vehicles are among the safest vehicles in the world. Nevertheless, the company's devotion to safety is continuous, constantly seeking further evolution.

Starting from October 2018, Tesla began voluntarily releasing quarterly safety data in order to provide critical safety information about their EVs to the public.

At the end of July, Tesla released a new quarterly safety report for Q2 2020, which showed Tesla vehicles are even safer yet.

"In the 2nd quarter, we registered one accident for every 4.53 million miles driven in which drivers had Autopilot engaged. For those driving without Autopilot but with our active safety features, we registered one accident for every 2.27 million miles driven. For those driving without Autopilot and without our active safety features, we registered one accident for every 1.56 million miles driven. By comparison, NHTSA's most recent data shows that in the United States there is an automobile crash every 479,000 miles."

Vehicle safety is Tesla's top priority. Even when the data prove excellence in this area the EV maker's drive to further improve stops at nothing.

Article edited by @SmokeyShorts, you can follow him on Twitter

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