The 'I don't like Tesla' Thread

jack_christie

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NYT have story about a fatal autopilot Model S crash, which ignored stop sign and red light, hit an SUV.

strongly suggest that Autopilot failed at a basic function — automatic emergency braking
“The technology exists to limit where Autopilot can operate, but Tesla allows drivers to use it on roads it shouldn’t operate on,”
 

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Tesla owner who was watching a movie when his car, traveling in autopilot mode, struck a North Carolina police cruiser has walked away from the crash legally unscathed, records show.
 

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Some dragstrips have flat said they can't put out an electric car fire, so until they can, electric cars can't race.

Seems fair. The Guy Martin show last week had an EV blanket for putting out fires, but that assumes it's safe for people to place the blanket over the car.
 

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Seems fair. The Guy Martin show last week had an EV blanket for putting out fires, but that assumes it's safe for people to place the blanket over the car.

Those are neat, but sort of pricey. A quick search says $1200 for single use or $2400 for reusable.
 

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Seems fair. The Guy Martin show last week had an EV blanket for putting out fires, but that assumes it's safe for people to place the blanket over the car.
Also showed (German?) car on dropped in water container:
 
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