The touchscreen used on the dashboard of the Model 3 is the same one that will serve to control all the functions of the medical ventilator that Tesla is building.
Elon Musk announced that Tesla could convert its New York plant to produce medical ventilators to equip hospitals in the battle against COVID-19. A few days later, engineers from the California-based company published a video showing how a prototype they developed works, using parts and components common to the Model 3.
The use of technical solutions available in the mechanical organ bank of the North American electrical manufacturer means that there is stock available and the facility to produce the equipment quickly. “We are working on developing the design for our fan, using mostly Tesla car components. We want to use components that we know well and also their reliability”, explained one of the brand’s engineers involved in the project.