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Under the Chassis: A Look At Tesla's Battery Shield 152

Posted by timothy
from the now-for-the-suv dept.
cartechboy (2660665) writes "Tesla said a few weeks ago it would add additional safety shielding to protect the battery of every Model S car on the road against damage from road debris. But it offered no photos of its update as it would look when installed--so one owner took his own. These may be the first detail shots of what the three different pieces look like. There's a half-round aluminum tube, a titanium plate, and a T-shaped section--and you can see how they combine to deflect and direct impacts to minimize damage to the battery. Do these updates look like they'll solve Tesla's problems?"
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Under the Chassis: A Look At Tesla's Battery Shield

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  • Re:Problems? (Score:5, Informative)

    by ustolemyname (1301665) on Thursday April 10, 2014 @12:21PM (#46715847)

    The sample size of total number of Tesla's is statistically significant. Total size of population relative to ICE vehicles is irrelevant.

  • Re:Problems? (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 10, 2014 @12:22PM (#46715855)

    But # of fires per vehicle mile driven can be calculated and the figures normalized. The Tesla sample size of 10K + cars is large enough to be statistically valid.

  • Re:Problems? (Score:2, Informative)

    by mspohr (589790) on Thursday April 10, 2014 @12:42PM (#46716103)

    As we all know, the folks here at /. all know much more about everything than anyone else so they are eminently qualified to opine on any subject. In the current case, I am sure that the engineers at Tesla will read every comment carefully to see where they have gone wrong and try to correct their mistakes even though they cannot equal the brain power and engineering prowess of the collective "Slashdot hive mind".
    Let the flame wars begin!

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