Putting The Tesla Bioweapon Defense Mode To The Test
If you live in or around a big city, you no doubt see the haze of pollution hovering over. If you don’t see it, you can smell it. Pollution is so bad that it kills up to 3 million people a year. Pollution is something that only the most arrogant person could deny even if there was acid rain falling on their head. Once again, Tesla is shooting to the front of the line in trying to create a better future for humanity. Not only are they going after pollution, but they want to go beyond that. So Elon Musk added the new Tesla Bioweapon Defense Mode. Yes that’s real.
When Tesla Motor created their electric cars, they also put inside of the cars an air filtration system that is also used in hospitals, clean rooms, and even in the space industry. Its HEPA filtration system is able to take the air it brings in from the outside, filter out all of the pollution, bacteria, and pollen so that the people inside of the car doesn’t have to breathe it all in. This system was tested in the harshest environments that are full of all of these particles that could harm someone.
Tesla wasn’t satisfied with just protecting the people in their cars from the average pollution, they wanted to protect from something even worse. They put the Tesla Model X into a large containment bubble with out of the ordinary level amounts of pollution (1,000 µg/m3 of PM2.5 vs. the EPA’s “good” air quality index limit of 12 µg/m3). That’s when they activated their Tesla Bioweapon Defense Mode.
Did it work? As with the spectacular SpaceX Falcon 9, the Model X’s HEPA filter managed to scrub the outside air from dangerous levels to barely detectable levels. So low were the levels that the Tesla people in the car could take off their masks and breathe in fresh air while sitting inside the dangerous bubble of pollution. The amazing thing about this is that the HEPA filter didn’t just filter the air inside of the car, it began filtering the air outside of the car. Imagine driving through a biological attack whilst sitting in that car? You’d be the safest person within the blast radius of the biological attack.
I can’t wait to see the long-term study that will most likely be done for people who use this system for a period of 10 years. If you live in a particularly pollution filled area, sitting in your car for more than a few hours on the way to work and back means breathing in a lot of bad air. Sitting in this car could have a substantial impact on health.
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