While the Model S' initial safety prowess was largely a function of its resilient industrial design, the dynamics of road safety have transformed quite a bit over the last few years, thanks in large part to advancements many vehicle companies have made in the realm of autonomous software.
During an active Friday afternoon on the social networking site, Musk also released a video showing the first drive of a "release candidate" Model 3.
In conclusion, Tesla has some car-building to do and other models to build and deliver. At least not unless the company discovers a fault that necessitates a fix.
The fact that Tesla's Model 3 is expected to be one of the world's safest cars isn't news.
Of course, that doesn't mean there won't be new technology in Tesla Model 3.
The electric vehicle manufacturer plans to start Tesla Model 3's production in July this year and had in fact temporarily shut down production at its California assembly facility in February to prepare for the production of the Model 3 sedan. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) document, in which Tesla states, "Our next vehicle introduction is the Model 3, a [lower-priced] sedan designed for the mass market".
The Tesla Model 3 hasn't even hit the showrooms - and has rarely been spotted on an open road - but one prominent analyst believes it might become the safest vehicle in the world. These tweets by Elon Musk clarify that isn't true. A shorter wheelbase in the Model 3 would only allow for a 75 kwh at the current capabilities, he said.
Morgan Stanley's Adam Jonas and team, however, consider the possibility for what they call the "real surprise with the Model 3": The potential to be safer than any auto on the road. Initially it was going to be called the Model E, but Ford sued and blocked it and Tesla had to scrap the name and settled for the 3 moniker. Ford trademarked the Model E name several months after Tesla, but it has yet to use the name for any shipping cars.