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Watch Tesla’s ‘Bioweapon Defense Mode’ eliminate air pollution in seconds

May 3rd, 2016 at 1:01 PM
Tesla Bioweapon Defense Mode

Tesla this week really seems intent on letting the world know about the “Bioweapon Defense Mode” feature it debuted on the Model X. In a blogpost published earlier this week, Tesla posted some interesting scientific data highlighting the effectiveness of its air filtration system.

As Tesla tells it, when a driver turns on the Bioweapon Defense Mode feature, the Model X’s air filter is 300 times more effective at filtering out bacteria, 700 times more effective at filtering smog and an impressive 800 times more effective at filtering out viruses.

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“Inspired by the air filtration systems used in hospitals, clean rooms, and the space industry,” Tesla writes, “we developed a HEPA filtration system capable of stripping the outside air of pollen, bacteria, and pollution before they enter the cabin and systematically scrubbing the air inside the cabin to eliminate any trace of these particles. “

“The end result,” Tesla continues, “is a filtration system hundreds of times more efficient than standard automotive filters, capable of providing the driver and her passengers with the best possible cabin air quality no matter what is happening in the environment around them.”

Putting their money where there mouth is, Tesla late on Monday published a video to Twitter which highlights how the air pollution level inside a car drops drastically when Bioweapon Defense Mode is engaged.

For those interested, below is a video of Elon Musk introducing the feature for the first time.

A life long Mac user and Apple enthusiast, Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large for over 6 years. His writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and most recently, TUAW. When not writing about and analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions, the most recent examples being The Walking Dead and Broad City.

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