NHTSA - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (but people do pronounce it NITSA).From consumer reports "To be certified for sale, every new model sold in the U.S. must be crash-tested internally to ensure minimum federal safety standards are met. But a publicly available rating isn’t required."
So internal testing to meet federal safety standards is a requirement but the there are a good number of vehicles that are not crash tested by NTSA or other international governing bodies (who knew? ). NITSA safety ratings are on the window sticker of every new car sold in the US and those ratings do influence buyer decision making.
Tesla prides themselves in very high vehicle safety scores and although they may crash test internally, that would only be to ensure a 5 star NITSA rating can be achieved. So as others have stated, if additional CyberTruck preproduction units are produced, they will likely not be for resale.
It is my belief that the CyberTruck will be a very safe vehicle for occupants. It might be a different story for pedestrians and other vehicles that accident encounter the CT.
This site is for future Cybertruck owners and anyone interested in Cybertrucks, and that includes anything related to their design, features, performance, accessories, production, testing, delivery, and a whole lot moreThank you. I did not understand why the thread was started. I thought this site was for end users who were looking forward to getting their trucks. Looking forward to the post that says they are in production!
Excited about the semis!! Can’t wait to see them on the road! It is wonderful to see all the new electric cars on the road and know we are working toward cleaner air for everyone. As a Tesla shareholder, I am thrilled that Elon changed the whole car market from diesel/gas to electric. That was quite an achievement and he did it single-handedly. I don’t have any problem with what he was paid (as long as he doesn’t retire…lol).
With V11 wide release by end of this year, I expect a tidal wave of major FUD to hit the media. I expect a relentless attack.With HW4, it should be the safest vehicle on the road bar none.
Lots of media hype will suggest otherwise, but the brain which powers FSD is the safety system in every Tesla and it is extremely good at avoiding collisions.
Very possible.With V11 wide release by end of this year, I expect a tidal wave of major FUD to hit the media. I expect a relentless attack.
There is usually a wave of dampening associated with any positive Tesla news, but this one will be 'special'.
I'm sorry but I'm an American and we reserve the right to have it our way. For me, it'll always be (as it should) the National Transportation Safety Administration. So much cleaner and to the point (although NUTSA has a certain ring of truth to it).NHTSA - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (but people do pronounce it NITSA).
The Vette is their flagship and has been for decades. It has a special place, they are collectible and there is a ton of sentimental value there. I don’t thing this Cadillac is anywhere close to that cache.They can’t make enough of the C8 Z07 corvettes at up to $205k and theres a hyrbid version coming at $240k that will sell out instantly.