Tesla shows prototype of ventilator made out of vehicle parts

Daniel Fowler
April 7, 2020

NY state Governor Andrew Cuomo confirmed comments made by his secretary Melissa De Rossa's that the ventilators that had been promised by Elon Musk will not be delivered at the disposal of the state's authorities in time for apex in the State. It may fall short and come too late.

One of the recognizable parts used is the touchscreen display from the Model 3.

"We want to use parts that we know really well, we know the reliability of and we can go really fast", Joseph Mardall, the company's engineering director, said in the video. "And they're available in volume".

The automaker didn't offer a timeline for when it expects to have an FDA-approved production-ready version of the device or where it will be built, but Elon Musk had previously suggested it could possibly manufacture ventilators at Tesla's idled solar-panel factory in Buffalo, while the Model 3 is manufactured at its Fremont, Calif., and Shanghai, China, facilities. A ventilator is a medical device that provides a patient with oxygen when they are unable to breathe on their own. That's General Motors, that's Ford, that's Elon Musk. Ford started 3-D printing hundreds of thousands of face shields last month. But in its collaboration with GE to make ventilators, and with 3M to make PAPRs, the first products to roll off the assembly line are still months away. General Motors is working with Ventec Life Systems to build ventilators at an IN factory.

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We've been working on developing our ventilator design that's based heavily on Tesla vehicle parts.

Governor Cuomo says he doesn't believe any company will be able to produce a full ventilator before the state hits the estimated apex.

Musk might be an unorthodox partner in view of some of his past comments.

In other words, a wide variety of breathing difficulties can be solved using Tesla ventilators in Coronavirus patients.

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