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Tuesday, 07 April 2020 16:41

Tesla’s Ventilator is Using a Model 3 Touchscreen and Other Car Parts

Written by Joey Klender, Teslarati


Tesla plans to build its in-house breathing apparatuses with car parts as a strategy to “help out the medical industry without taking away from their supply.”


Mardall said in the video Tesla’s reliable car parts could help solve the shortage of ventilators, as they are readily available and produced in high volume.


As ventilators remain a rarity in some locations of the world, Tesla’s influx of available car parts could solve a big part of the coronavirus issue, as there seems to be no ceiling on how many machines the company will be able to produce.


Tesla made plans to help with the production of ventilators in late March after CEO Elon Musk said he had a conversation with Medtronic’s engineering team. Tesla’s team of engineers found their company’s vehicle parts were more than capable of being used in ventilators.


After Medtronic’s first Tesla-purchased ventilators arrived in New York City on April 3, the company has shifted its focus to ventilators. Vehicle production has shut down at the company’s Fremont, CA, facility and Tesla’s engineering team has turned its focus to the health care field. Its preparation of the first Tesla ventilator prototype is evidently well under way.


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