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Thread: Tesla Model X with door left open slams into bus - GIF

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    Tesla Model X with door left open slams into bus - GIF


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    Somebody's wallet is saying "OUCH!!!" I suspect I could populate my shop with all new machines for what that door is going to cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WmRMeyers View Post
    Somebody's wallet is saying "OUCH!!!" I suspect I could populate my shop with all new machines for what that door is going to cost.

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    To say nothing of the "due care and attention" fine, repairs to the bus etc.

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    Just because you drive a Tesla doesn't mean you are smart. I'm surprised that there wasn't some kind of fail safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwmkravchenko View Post
    I'm surprised that there wasn't some kind of fail safe.
    There is. It's called a driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crotchetyoldbastard View Post
    There is. It's called a driver.
    Shortage of smart drivers, too. I guess they figured if the car was smart the driver didn't need to be, but evidence to date indicates otherwise, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WmRMeyers View Post
    " . . . I guess they figured if the car was smart the driver didn't need to be, . . .
    I gave up on trusting "smart" cars when, at 65MPH on the interstate, our GPS told me to "Perform a U-turn."!! Nope . . . not quite ready for prime time.

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    Surely you'd have thought an interlock would have been engineered into the door to disallow the engine to start, or at least a transmission lock...

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    Quote Originally Posted by crotchetyoldbastard View Post
    There is. It's called a driver.
    The problem is, there are drivers, and there are riders often called passengers. Too many times these days, there is a rider or passenger occupying the space that is reserved for a driver. This is caused by the lack of real drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beserkleyboy View Post
    Surely you'd have thought an interlock would have been engineered into the door to disallow the engine to start, or at least a transmission lock...
    That's a good point. Sadly, the idiot-proofing process undertaken by engineers is usually overtaken by an inexhaustible supply of ever-incapable idiots!
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