How do the Mazda CX-30 and Tesla Model 3 cope with the moose test?November 2, 2019
Employees of non-profit organization, to determine the behavior of cars in various traffic situations, this time decided to check the Japanese Mazda CX-30 crossover and the Tesla Model 3 electric sedan. The behavior of these cars was determined in the so-called “moose” test.
The situation is modulated – an animal suddenly appears in front of a moving car (for example, a moose), it is assumed that the driver turns quickly to avoid a collision with an obstacle.
So, this test is designed to determine at what level control over the car will be maintained.
The first, “moose” test was the Japanese crossover Mazda CX-30, which at the moment is the most “fresh” model of the automaker. I must say that this compact SUV is not so bad. The first races were carried out at a speed of 77 km / h, as a result, not the best understeer led to the fact that after the initial turn of the wheel several cones were shot down. In addition, the car could not clearly return to its previous position – a couple of cones were also shot down. It is noteworthy that the test driver said that the car is perfectly controllable and “feels safe”, despite an unsuccessful attempt to pass an unexpected obstacle. The best attempt Mazda CX-30 was at a speed of 74 km / h. In general, the Japanese car showed itself quite well.
At a speed of 83 km / h, the Tesla Model 3 electric car did pretty well with the test. Even at higher speeds, the Tesla Model 3 showed a good result, despite the fact that it still shot down several cones. The important thing is that the machine can safely bypass the lane with an obstacle and quickly and safely return to the desired lane.
Not so long ago, our publication wrote that the “moose test” helped find an unexpected defect in the Jaguar I-Pace. In the course of the test drive, it was possible to find out that when driving around an obstacle, the front wheel is blocked.
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