Also added “Drowsy Driver Warning”
A description of this system appears in the European user manual. The document states that part of the bonnet will automatically raise by approximately 80 mm if the car detects a collision with a pedestrian when traveling at speeds between 30 and 52 km/h. This should reduce the likelihood of injury to pedestrians.
The new Tesla Model 3 received an “active hood” and other new features.
When this system is activated, an alarm sounds and a warning appears on the screen. In this case, the vehicle must be taken to the nearest Tesla service center or Tesla-approved body shop to have the hood replaced. This passive safety feature was previously available on Model S and Model X, but only in select markets.
In addition to the automatically lifting hood, the updated Model 3 has metal hooks on the bottom of the doors that help keep them in the correct position during a collision. Another passive safety feature is the so-called Driver Drowsiness Alert, which uses a camera mounted above the rearview mirror to count how often the driver yawns or blinks.