THIS WEEK IN TESLA: ‘TESLA GLASS’ UNVEILED, MODEL Y IMPRESSES IN ‘MOOSE TEST’
By: Charlie O'Mara
‘Tesla Glass’ Unveiled -
Tesla recently released a youtube video introducing the “secret to a quiet cabin,” their new proprietary glass. Tesla hired former Apple material engineer Mike Pilliod back in 2016 to begin working on projects such as this one. The new glass will be far more UV resistant from all angles, and will be dual-paned with a layer of insulation in between. Supposedly, the new glass will help improve cabin noise and give these electric cars a truly silent driving experience.
Model Y Impresses in ‘Moose Test’ -
The “Moose Test” is an evasive driving test that many new cars are put through to determine how well they turn as well as how responsive they are. Due to the low center of gravity of the Model Y, there is not as much body roll when cornering as some would expect from a vehicle of its size. The testers claimed that the Model Y was one of the best cars they had tested, all likely due to the handling and acceleration. Also, while SUV’s normally do not do very well on the test, the Model Y was up there with the best sedans.