In a video published to the Tesla YouTube channel, the e-car pioneer is previewing two versions of the potentially life-saving medical equipment that assists patients with breathing difficulties – a typical and life-threatening coronavirus symptom.
The company explains it is building the ventilators out of existing car parts due to the firm8217;s familiarity with them and their inherent availability. One of those parts is the Model 38217;s infotainment display and computer (complete with a new UI), and another is a part from the Model S8217;s suspension.
Tesla8217;s decidedly low-tech video shows a working prototype model with all of the components exposed at a work station, while also showing a packaged version, which shows how it might look in the hospital setting.
Tesla has been criticised for insisting on coming up with its own design for the ventilator instead of simply working from existing designs, but Tesla believes its own design could ensure it can get completed products to hospitals – some of whom are desperately in need – a little faster.
Many other car manufacturers are now turning their attentions to making up for the global shortcomings of ventilators, as countries continue to look to 8220;flatten the curve8221; in order to ensure heath care systems are not overwhelmed.
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