Tesla Car Safety Features Explained by Engineering VP [VIDEO]
Tesla has shared another short video clip explaining its car safety features, specifically frontal crash engineering. This nearly 3-minutes video features Lars Moravy, VP of Vehicle Engineering at Tesla, detailing the all-electric architecture safety features to keep passengers safe.
“Tesla vehicles provide a very low probability of rollover risk and occupant injury,” explains the video description. Moray is seen with a Model Y stripped down to its front elements including the new front casting from Giga Texas. Moravy says Tesla wants its cars to absorb as much front crash energy before it reaches the cabin, protecting owners and their passengers.
The actual Model Y that achieved an NHTSA 5-star crash test rating was also shown, with the Tesla executive showcasing how it’s still possible to open the front door, proving the cabin had remained safe after a big front crash test.
Lars Moray has had a long and successful career in the automotive industry, with over 13 years of experience at Tesla and before that, nearly 8 years at Honda R&D.
He currently serves as the Vice President of Vehicle Engineering at Tesla, where he leads a team of over 1,000 engineers, technicians, and analysts responsible for all aspects of vehicle hardware design, development, testing, and manufacturing. His work at Tesla has included projects such as the Model S, Model X, Model 3, Model Y, Cybertruck, Roadster, and Semi-truck.
Before joining Tesla, Moray worked at Honda R&D Americas as a Suspension Design Engineer. During his time at Honda, he focused on designing and releasing efficient, low-cost suspension components and systems for Honda and Acura vehicles.
Moray played a significant role in the development of Honda’s first active suspension system, launched on the 2007 Acura MDX, as well as the dual-axis front suspension, introduced on the 2015 Honda Type R.