The Europe New Car Evaluation Program (NCAP) released the second set of assisted driving degrees. Although the electric Tesla car has the best technology so far, the Model 3 left with a mediocre score in the test.
Driver engagement is a key factor and Tesla's Autopilot system 'eencourages the driver to give up too much control", According to test managers.
The results from essay they do not show that his systems are bad, on the contrary. The company has the top rating in vehicle assistance, which means that automatic braking, lane keeping and other systems work well.
Model 3 also beat all rivals in the section "backup security, As it can handle system failure, non-responsive driver and collision avoidance with the aplomb.
According to NCAP, however, the problems fall into a category called "driver engagement." The testers stated that marketing does not match the vehicle manual and could lead drivers to believe that the Tesla Model 3 does more than just help.
«Many aspects of it are exemplary. The vehicle assistance is the best we saw in the tests and also won the safety component, Wrote Thatcham Research, an independent team that conducted the tests.
"However, he achieves a mediocre score for his poor involvement guide, with a design philosophy that is very much about the vehicle that drives. That would be appropriate for an automated vehicle - but this test is for vehicle assistance. "
The Mercedes' GLE, the BMW Series 3 and the Audi Q8 came out on top. Although they could not reach the level of technology of the Model 3, they achieved "a good balance between offering a high level of assistance, but keeping the driver committed to driving control," according to the team.
The Tesla car was installed sixth in ten, above the Nissan Juke but below the Volkswagen Passat. In this case, NCAP reinforces what other security players have said: Tesla's automatic driving systems, even the name "AutopilotCould give consumers the wrong impression of its potential.