A Twitter consumer recognized for solely revealing upcoming Tesla options primarily based on code deployed to autos in over-the-air updates claims the model is modifying software program inside autos being equipped to crash testing our bodies.
We lately wrote in regards to the Tesla Mannequin Y scoring nearly good scores for crash testing by European crash testing physique Euro NCAP. These outcomes have been then adopted up with locally-adapted outcomes printed by Australian crash testing physique ANCAP.
Tesla adopted these outcomes by stating the Mannequin Y is the most secure automobile ever examined by Euro NCAP beneath its new protocols.
Tesla simply added ANCAP assist of their code. That is along with already present “I VISTA” (Chinese language testing grounds), EuroNCAP and Korea NCAP
One wonders why do it (additionally they give testing homes one-off builds with the testing home within the title (with tweaked settings?) )
— inexperienced (@greentheonly) September 10, 2022
“As a part of this evaluation, Mannequin Y obtained the best General Rating amongst any automobile examined beneath Euro NCAP’s latest, most stringent take a look at protocol,” the Tesla weblog stated.
“This was primarily based on an analysis of Mannequin Y’s potential to guard adults, youngsters and weak street customers like cyclists and pedestrians, in addition to its security help options.”
Twitter consumer inexperienced has now solid doubt on the validity of the checks, claiming there are provisions throughout the code of the automobiles that connect crash physique labels to autos relying on the place they’re being examined.
“Tesla simply added ANCAP assist of their code. That is along with already present “I VISTA” (Chinese language testing grounds), EuroNCAP and Korea NCAP…”
“One wonders why do it (additionally they give testing homes one-off builds with the testing home within the title (with tweaked settings?) ),” stated inexperienced.
Whereas inexperienced couldn’t affirm whether or not these labels modify any particular features of the automobile, the consumer did affirm Tesla has the power to geofence sure options, corresponding to FSD Beta for sure areas.
“…they do allow/disable different issues primarily based on automobile location (like disable FSDBeta in Vancouver downtown) so the potential is there,” stated inexperienced.
We’re looking for remark from Euro NCAP and ANCAP to raised perceive how automobiles are chosen for crash testing and can replace this story as extra info comes at hand.
In concept there must be no purpose automobiles chosen for crash testing are particularly constructed, or have code flagged for crash testing, if they’re meant to be consultant of the autos being delivered to prospects.