Safety & security features

Built for safety

Tesla vehicles are engineered to be the safest in the world. Each one combines powerful onboard technology with an all-electric design to help protect every driver, passenger and pedestrian on the road.

Collision detection Tesla Model 3

What are Forward & Blind Spot Collision Warnings?

These features provide visual and audible warnings when a possible collision is detected with a vehicle or obstacle in front of the car or in your blind spot.

Do Teslas have Automatic Emergency Braking?

Yes. Automatic Emergency Braking can detect vehicles, pedestrians and objects in front of you and applies the brakes to mitigate impact. However, the driver remains responsible for braking at all times.

Tesla Model 3 Pedals

What is Lane Departure Avoidance?

Lane Departure Avoidance applies corrective lane-centering steering if a potential collision or unintended lane departure is detected. However, the driver remains responsible for driving and steering at all times.

More things to know about the safety & security features of a Tesla

Advanced Airbags are airbags that are able to fully inflate and protect passengers. This functionality is possible because the Model 3 design has less cabin intrusion, helping to preserve sufficient space for the airbags.

Yes. In the rare case of damage, thermal protection helps to prevent fires and protect occupants. From 2012 to 2020 in the US, Tesla vehicles were approximately ten times less likely to catch fire per mile driven compared to average gas vehicles.


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