Given Tesla's obsession with SAFETY and its considerable success in obtaining the highest safety ratings for its cars, I thought a thread dedicated to SAFETY issues in the broadest sense ought to be justified. I personally am extremely excited about the entire autonomous car discussion and note that Elon Musk believes autonomous cars would need to demonstrate being at least 10 times [!] safer than a human driving See from 18 min 55 sec: youtube.com/watch?v=Y_e7rA4fBAo This seems an incredibly high hurdle. A far more logical one to me would simply be the "better than human" hurdle, though I understand where Elon is coming from. A completely different consideration is that of safety in relation to SUVs. At the risk of offending some Members, I declare that I belong to that part of the population, that refers to these as "Suburban Warfare Vehicles". While I am not aware of any definitive scientific study demonstrating that SUV drivers are the most dangerous driver cohort on our roads, I am certain that this is indeed the case. I have not been able to prove it, but I am convinced that the following equation holds true: Danger to other Road Users = Driver's competence x (Car Size)^2 Hence, even if we give SUV drivers the benefit of doubt and assume they are as competent as other car drivers (maybe a bit of a stretch), their car size works against them both in terms of danger to other drivers as well as nuisance factor once it comes to parking. Anyway, what is my point? This is not a criticism of the Model X, as I appreciate that there will always be practical reasons for a certain portion of the population wanting to drive an SUV. However, I really wonder if the high safety performance of Tesla cars could actually lead to an eventual reduction in percent of SUV on our roads, as for at least some SUV drivers, a key motivation for driving a massive SUV appears to be the perceived higher safety this type of vehicle offers the driver. So, do you think that at least some current SUV drivers might switch to the smaller but demonstrably safer Tesla Model 3 as it assuages their insecurities about their driving? Are you perhaps already one of them? Do autonomous cars really need to demonstrate being more than 10 times safer than human drivers before regulators will allow these on our roads? Do you have any questions/comments about any Tesla Model 3 safety features?