Tesla’s automatic emergency braking, advanced airbags, thermal protection and cabin camera
Automatic emergency braking
Tesla offers an automatic emergency braking that can detect vehicles, pedestrians and objects in front of the vehicle and applies the brakes to mitigate the impact. Please be reminded that the driver remains responsible for braking at all times.
There are advanced airbags available in a Tesla. These airbags can be fully inflated and protect passengers in case of an accident. Tesla’s car design has less cabin intrusion, which helps to preserve sufficient space for the airbags.
Tesla offers thermal protection. In rare damage cases, thermal protection helps prevent fires and protect occupants.
The cabin camera records in Tesla. But images and video will stay with the vehicle and are not transmitted to anyone, including Tesla, unless you enable data sharing.
These cameras are used to determine driver inattentiveness and provide the driver with audible safety alerts when Autopilot is engaged.
Tesla’s forward and blind spot collision warning
The forward and blind spot collision warnings provide visual and audible alerts when a possible collision is detected with a vehicle or obstacle in front of the car or the driver’s blind spot.
Remember, the blind spot collision warning chime cannot detect every collision. It is always the driver’s responsibility to remain alert and perform the appropriate checks when changing lanes.
Tesla’s lane departure avoidance
The Lane Departure Avoidance is available in a Tesla. It applies corrective lane-centring steering if the feature detects a potential collision or unintended lane departure. Please be reminded that the driver always remains responsible for driving and steering.
Does Hertz Iceland have the chill mode on the Tesla?
We have the Tesla on Chill mode, especially during winter. In short, this mode will limit your car’s speed to not exceed 140 km/hr.
The Iceland roads’ speed limits are 30, 50, 70 and at most 90 km/hr. We put our Teslas on chill mode mainly for the security of our customers. In wintertime, it is slippery, and the icy roads are difficult if the car is in standard mode. We do not have high-speed roads in Iceland, and the maximum speed is 90km at best, as mentioned.
The chill mode makes acceleration gradual and controlled, allowing the driver greater control when driving, especially during winter. Its primary use is to provide passengers with a more relaxed and comfortable driving experience. The chill mode also allows drivers to accelerate slowly from a stop. It reduces the acceleration speed of your Tesla.