How Tesla Used GLASS to Build the World’s Safest car

  Vistas 694,344

Donut Media

Hace un mes

Thanks to eBay Motors for sponsoring this episode. Head to to learn more about eBay’s contest!
Tesla’s Model 3 is “the safest car in the US,” but...what does that even mean? What goes into determining a car’s level of safety? And how did Tesla use glass to help make it safe? Today on bumper to bumper, we’re taking a look at how vehicles are crash tested, what kind of clever engineering goes into keeping you safe in a crash, and how the Tesla Model 3 blew away the competition.
New to the Channel?
►Watch this:
We upload almost every day, subscribe so you don't miss out!
►Subscribe here:
Shop Donut Merch:
Donut Media is at the center of digital media for the next generation of automotive and motorsports enthusiasts. We are drivers, drifters, and car enthusiasts who love to tell stories.

Donut Media
Donut Media Hace un mes
Big thanks to the ESpost channel for helping fill us in with a lot of the info in this video. If you haven't checked out Cameron's channel yet, he does a lot of cool things with his Tesla. -- so go check it out! Thanks Cameron!
mrpmj00 Hace 5 días
10/2/2020: Tesla sales crashes in Europe: record?Feed%3A+latimes%2Fbusiness+%28L.A.+Times+-+Business%29 ---------------------------------- 10/2/2020: Norway used to be Tesla's biggest market....not anymore! Volkswagen Sold Nearly Twice As Many ID.3s In Norway In September As Tesla Sold Model 3s tesla-sold-model-3s/#5d4f2458a745 ------------------------------------- 10/2/2020 Tesla Faces China Wipeout By 2030, Morgan Stanley Analyst Says ------------------------------- 10/8/2020: In 2021, VW sells 90% of EV cars in Tesla's main market of Norway --------------------------------- 10/9/2020: Tesla drives off the road
Jack Lladoc
Jack Lladoc Hace un mes
How about, "everything you need to know - tesla cybertruck."
Ethan Strawder
Ethan Strawder Hace un mes
@Jett Dhing I was wondering the same thing lol
Jett Dhing
Jett Dhing Hace un mes
Since when the hell is restraint spelled restaurant?
Jackson Laframboise
Jackson Laframboise Hace 16 horas
7:23. There is no fucking way that was his last name. That’s amazing.
Jackson Laframboise
Jackson Laframboise Hace 16 horas
7:45. Came to a dead stapp. Morbid dude.
AutoNews Hace un día
Like if the US must change their unit system
Chris Garay
Chris Garay Hace 2 días
Didn’t realize Tom Delonge was such a car guy
JR303 Hace 2 días
The only difference between a regular car starting on fire vs Tesla is the regular car can be put out vs Tesla's burning uncontrolled and even re catching on fire days later.
John Vlahos
John Vlahos Hace 3 días
My luggage is usually an engine lol
Luis Guimaraes
Luis Guimaraes Hace 4 días
Someone get this guy an AC unit
mrpmj00 Hace 5 días
TESLA: There's only a 5 year world supply for lithium batteries (and Tesla is using up too much of that for the few , compared to how little a smartphone uses for everyone). Current electrical infrastructure can't supply the electricity to all homes. Powerlines contribute to forest fires. Lithium batteries are mined by African children. Lithium batteries create toxic disposal wastes. There needs to be a law that prioritizes lithium for smartphones over electric cars because cars have petroleum and hydrogen alternatives. Providing more lithium batteries for EV cars is just opening a can of worms because the electrical grid cannot support every house. Not everyone can or wants to incur the cost of solar panels (which from my friend's experience only lasted 7-10 years) I have 4 cars, 2 cars (kids' cars) are parked outside. A battery manufacturer should sell to the highest payer. Ford, GM, and VW have deep pockets and they can pay more for the batteries and put Tesla out of business. An electric truck makes no sense because tests have shown that the battery drains faster when it has to pull. Hydrogen vehicles make more sense in trucks than EV. Hydrogen vehicles fuel up in 5 minutes like gas cars and they have a 1000mpg range; EV you have to wait 45+ minutes (and you have to wait for the guy in front of you to finish his charging) THere isn't a plugin at every corner like a a gas station and the charge is 50 minutes+ (assuming you aren't waiting for the guy before you to finish his charging) Gas stations pay tax to maintain roads, EVs don't That would cause a lot of unemployment.
Anthony Costantini-Dang
Anthony Costantini-Dang Hace 5 días
wait who the hells that
Albin Johansson
Albin Johansson Hace 5 días
yea but volvo gave away there saftey tech for free to save lifes. have tessla done that ? nop just another slefish company !
Botond Lazar
Botond Lazar Hace 6 días
Title: How Tesla Used GLASS to Build the World’s Safest car First sentence: Tesla's Model 3 war recently named the safest car in the U.S. Conclusion: World = US...... Also if you compare the Volvo S60 with the Model 3 in the IIHS site you'll see, that the only point where the Tesla scores higher than the Volvo are the headlights and the Strength-to-weight ratio (if you calculate the ratio with the same structure but the Volvo's weight you'll get 5.27) No doubt, the Tesla is more roll-over proof... But I doubt that Tesla Model 3 is the safest car in the World...
harry Hace 7 días
Well done!
Tejas Vasuki
Tejas Vasuki Hace 7 días
even mahindra xuv 300 is safest car
Ron Matson
Ron Matson Hace 8 días
Compared to another car company not just the rest of the company's accumulativly would be a better one for cars on fire per million driven,also elong? Smart guy,what a pompous douch
Low-cost Gear Budget Tour
Low-cost Gear Budget Tour Hace 10 días
I respect Tesla and I just wish they’d make motorcycles because I don’t intend to own a car ever again. One nitpick: what is so new about laminated glass? I believe it’s been used in windscreens for quite a long time. And many other safety applications too. Please educate me.
aquilino silva
aquilino silva Hace 10 días
Restaurant instead of Restraint... nice.
cazadon Hace 12 días
ok i will just sit here in a volvo xc90. that hasn't had a death in it since it came out
whittney shackleburst
whittney shackleburst Hace 13 días
Tesla is lucky they aren’t comparing themselves to Volvo 240s
Greg Lindstrom
Greg Lindstrom Hace 13 días
wouldnt 2 tons be 4400lbs ? but you say 4100 lbs is more than 2 tons.
Drifting Nations
Drifting Nations Hace 13 días
B.I.T.C.H.E.S. Boy If This Child Hasn't Even Survived
Milan Patel
Milan Patel Hace 14 días
Why do we have to see adds , listen promotion though I paid for youtube premium!!!! Stop this u guys been already paid by youtube .
Alex Mellado
Alex Mellado Hace 15 días
I live in America and use KG, just in the US they use lbs
Remi Ramos
Remi Ramos Hace 19 días
The ad for this video came as I was searching for a Raptor. But I am using AutoTempest.
James Neave
James Neave Hace 21 un día
There are safer cars than Tesla. Although almost all cars match each other now.,34803&selectedClasses=1202,1199,1201,1196,1203,1198,1179,40250,1197,1204&allClasses=false&allProtocols=false&allDriverAssistanceTechnologies=false&selectedDriverAssistanceTechnologies=&thirdRowFitment=false
Irelia Stop Ks
Irelia Stop Ks Hace 22 días
Let’s be honest I don’t think Elon is actually responsible of any the Tesla idea. He probably got people that do the job for him and claims it was he’s idea
Irelia Stop Ks
Irelia Stop Ks Hace 22 días
This video is good
Илья Апрол
Илья Апрол Hace 23 días
All weights in metric please!!! I have no clue what a pound is. Cool video btw
Adrian Torres
Adrian Torres Hace 24 días
Elon musk=Top Dog
Warren decarolis
Warren decarolis Hace 25 días
7:14 this is not pg13
Alexander Wilson
Alexander Wilson Hace 25 días
What makes a car safe? Weight, weight and weight.
J-Slip !
J-Slip ! Hace 25 días
This is why Tesla is literally going to become the new Honda in the next years
Chi-Wei Shih
Chi-Wei Shih Hace 25 días
Thumbs up for the RSV at the back
CK Chatta
CK Chatta Hace 28 días
C.R.E.E.P.I. = Y.O.U. Jk 😁 donut is the hole in coolihole
Gary Vallone
Gary Vallone Hace un mes
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son in that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
Gary Vallone
Gary Vallone Hace 27 días
@J P probably not man. A carpenter in his 30s? Probably a diesel f 350
J P Hace 28 días
Jesus would have driven a Cyber Truck.
CashT Hace un mes
6:47 Car: *crashes* Child: *dabs*
Bivibuddydan Hace un mes
Lots and lots of talk, where are all the pictures? ESpost is a radio station!
Richard Go
Richard Go Hace un mes
woah pumfrey your doing some serious weight reduction bruh.
David Carroll
David Carroll Hace un mes
Science and Car Crashes? Carry on my wayward son!
mrsteve431 Hace un mes
Side impact...don't pass out, it will most likely stay on it's wheels and it will most likely burn down. Lol
mactipiak Hace un mes
🎵 « Oooooooonce there was this Tesla. Got into an accident and couldn't come to school. » 🎶
themusicmastera380 Hace un mes
Just gunna say it, us car guys aren’t good looking, this guy sets an unrealistic standard, bring back pumphrey or the other more nerdy one!!! Kinda over this guy now...
themusicmastera380 Hace un mes
James and Nolan!!! Bring em back, give this guy the boot but keep him for marketing purposes.
Harley Norris
Harley Norris Hace un mes
8:17 new daft punk music video?
pancakefactory Hace un mes
I think there is absolutely nothing wrong with the way Elon Musk thinks
derobotlab Hace un mes
i missed the old bumper2bumper intro....
Reto Zimmermann
Reto Zimmermann Hace un mes
What about a video about the RC51 which stands in the background?
thomas payne
thomas payne Hace un mes
Yaro's Car Hustle
Yaro's Car Hustle Hace un mes
What is Volvo S3 !!!???
notamotovlog Hace un mes
Why does the "world's safest car" spontaneously combust sometimes? Doesn't seem all too safe to me.. Oh and let's not mention them randomly accelerating into objects
Jdl Hace un mes
I didn't see alot of cars crashing, just heard alot of talking.........
Daftalism Hace un mes
@Donut Media what is the track at 14:31?
Madhav Sajit
Madhav Sajit Hace un mes
6:51 "Child Restaurant Airbag Interaction"- Seems like someone forgot to eat breakfast
Luke Berry
Luke Berry Hace un mes
So, Australia has the harshest design rules because safety is important, and no Tesla makes the top 10 safest cars available in Australia. By the way, Volvo has 3 models in the top 10, possibly because they allowed the Australian Road Regulations Bureau (ARRB) to test the autonomous features unlike Tesla. The ARRB actually hired a Tesla from an employees family member, paid Tesla like $25,000 AUD to enable the features on that vehicle, and it couldn't stop at red traffic lights. WAY TO GO TESLA!
TungstenCarbideProjectile Hace un mes
Lol child restaurant baby impact whatever wtf spelling is not your strong suit bruh
Cody Cheatwood
Cody Cheatwood Hace un mes
21 Chicken
21 Chicken Hace un mes
someone: oh yeah i think my Pagani Huayra will win nolan: i love the 1996 Miata
Mark Awachie
Mark Awachie Hace un mes
Can this guy just stop trying so damn hard to be funny? 😢🤦🏾‍♂️ It's cringe AF.
Suvaan G
Suvaan G Hace un mes
Hero Manager
Hero Manager Hace un mes
Buckle up science loving pals coz we about to see crashes Me : inertia.. Velocity Momentum
Tom Ford
Tom Ford Hace un mes
All fun and games aside, i would love to see an episode on all you guys at donut, all your whips! Please. ✌️
Thomas Gaddis
Thomas Gaddis Hace un mes
PG13 still allows one non-sexual use of the F-word but there is sadly no F in CREEPI. Child Response for Extreme Energy Pause Instances
Randy Pullman
Randy Pullman Hace un mes
Why don't we all drive battery cars? Oh that's right they suck in the freezing cold and sweltering heat
rocky patel
rocky patel Hace un mes
L3tt3rs Hace un mes
Why does this dude look like that robot from Detroit: Become Human?
Lonk Hace 17 días
Bruh, he does
Muhammad Avdol
Muhammad Avdol Hace un mes
Kevin McGoff
Kevin McGoff Hace un mes
Gastanks aren't behind the rear axle any more. Thanks pinto lol
Thomas Clanton
Thomas Clanton Hace un mes
There’s also way less Tesla’s on the road then combustion driven vehicles so take that into consideration to as to why there’s way less fires with them
August Sabo
August Sabo Hace un mes
I think he has s dumb he sent a car in to space that well one day crash into eart
We Are Awake
We Are Awake Hace un mes
You are really drinking that Tesla Koolaide. These are disposable cars that can be totaled in a fender bender. Not to mention spontaneously combusting, and failing brakes. Look at China lawsuits. Most hyped cars ever.
Mitsuragi Hace un mes
Child Restraint Emergency Efficacy (in a) Physical Interaction
312 Made
312 Made Hace un mes
Omg @3:14 I couldn't stop laughing LMFAO!!!!!!
addipoom Hace un mes
Youre a pretty boy, you know it, and donut media got you onboard cos o that, and you that too
fiery justin
fiery justin Hace un mes
*Lbs* if you live in the US *KG* if you live anywhere else in the world *Myanmar* and *Liberia* :are we jokes to you
TheNeoNTex Hace un mes
Destructive Critic to Tesla: Do the safest car on USA Stupid learning kid Tesla: Oh ok. 2 Moments later: Destructive Critic to Tesla: Do a car become a meme or no balls Tesla: Oh ok. Destructive Critic to Tesla: Uh... Tesla: Oh ok. *Boring company tunnel starts* Destructive Critic to Tesla: WHAT A F*
TheNeoNTex Hace un mes
At this video alot of cars get hurted during the films.
CookiesNCream Hace un mes
Benedek Drávai
Benedek Drávai Hace un mes
Okay guys, where is the yellow line under the ads?
Mademoiselle Rose
Mademoiselle Rose Hace un mes
Brooms polar moment of inertia is a lot less than your ball. You were rotating the broom around his transverse moment of inertia...
Lewy Sav
Lewy Sav Hace un mes
gotta turn that face light down man, feel like lasers are gunna come out of them and vaporize me. great vid btw.
MrLighT Hace un mes
He must be Hot , hes very wet lol
Cash Webb
Cash Webb Hace un mes
7:40 forgot to mention his eyes came out of his sockets slightly
Malaki Fauo’o
Malaki Fauo’o Hace un mes
Can you modify your car to be even more durable than a “good” rating? Like bash bars and roll cages?
Spuriously_ Hace un mes
James looks so good 👍
Ryan Harris
Ryan Harris Hace un mes
CREEPI: Child Restraint Effectively Elaborated Percussion Information
Dirtnap Adventures
Dirtnap Adventures Hace un mes
Bruhhh.... the RC51.... MMMMMmmmmm
Renan Terezan
Renan Terezan Hace un mes
6:05 Idk, that was hilarious to me
Blue Roads
Blue Roads Hace un mes
Great video, thorough and articulate explanation. Your narration has gotten really good.
Morne Reyneke
Morne Reyneke Hace un mes
Elon Musk is a legend man. And he is South Africa.🥳
steve thomas
steve thomas Hace un mes
Want a fun hobbie two words mini bike.
Chad S
Chad S Hace un mes
Can we please start calling it centre of mass and not centre of gravity
Mosdager Hace un mes
It's all cool when Tesla automatically brakes to avoid an accident only to get collected by a truck or road train :I
DaRedaBua Hace un mes
It is really good seeing real petrolheads like you guys making an effort to help reduce misinformation about Tesla👌
Mosdager Hace un mes
I DIED when they threw Limp Bizkit in there XD 13:06
Vlad Shv
Vlad Shv Hace un mes
43 G's is when your brain gets compressed inside your head so much it explodes...
J B Hace un mes
9:12 what ancient POS are you comparing here? What new car has the gas tank behind the rear axle?
Dillon Miller
Dillon Miller Hace un mes
I'm sorry I hate this guy. I need science garage back. I'm sure your a nice guy. I just... Don't like you.
isaiah the hillbilly
isaiah the hillbilly Hace un mes
You'll still never catch me buying one
helpmeimconfused Hace un mes
The ad placement at 13:07 really ruined that funny joke
ThaPietjah Hace un mes
Funny that the video from 18:16 is recorded in the Netherlands on a road that I drive daily to work.
Haven Wankerl
Haven Wankerl Hace un mes
People who haul around an engine in their front trunk 👁👄👁
Bfhffhfhchfhdh K
Bfhffhfhchfhdh K Hace un mes
About that data, there's like a Million times more gas cars on the road. Love your channel by the way though, for real.
Eian Hace un mes
8:30 the engine does help in a crash, if you took the engine out of a modern car its crash safety would be worse. I get what they were trying to say, just the wording was poor.
El Chojin - Mienten / P.O.D.E.R.
El Chojin
Vistas 55 mil
Every Car Shape Explained
Donut Media
Vistas 1,4 M
Are Big Brakes Worth It?
Donut Media
Vistas 1,1 M
$20,000 vs. $50,000 Custom 350z
Donut Media
Vistas 1,5 M
El Chojin - Mienten / P.O.D.E.R.
El Chojin
Vistas 55 mil