Automakers have yet to perfect semi-autonomous driving functions and the safety systems that come along with them, but this clip might just show that Tesla has done a good job with the automated emergency braking of the Model 3.
The video below starts off by showing a grey Model 3 waiting at a red light when out of nowhere, a black Chevrolet sedan speeds into view having run a red light.
The Chevy initially hits a white Audi A4 moving in the opposite direction to the Tesla before sliding across the road and sliding into a tradesman’s pickup truck, flipping it over.
Through all the chaos, however, you may notice that the Model 3 came to a halt almost immediately. It might have been the driver hitting the brakes that saved the day, but since the reaction time is incredibly small, it’s very possible that it was the collision avoidance system that kicked in when it detected the chaos in front.
Moreover, it looks like the Tesla first applied the brakes when the Chevrolet was at least six feet away from crossing in front of it, which further reinforces the theory that the system was already scanning its surroundings and performing like it was designed to.