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Drunk driver strikes fire truck in San Jose, CA

Discussion in 'Model S' started by apkom, Aug 25, 2018.

  1. apkom

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    Stupid people doing stupid things drive all types of cars. Sure there were 1,000 similar incidents yesterday and this is a story? Not news.
     
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    The story should be how the car can impact a stationary object and the occupants don’t need medical attention. Any other car would be serious injury to death.
     
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    We need to stop reporting this type of incident. It just provides info for the shorts. There are hundreds of accidents every day.
     
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    Maybe, but hitting stationary parked fire trucks? Out of those, how many of those vehicles had something similar to autopilot and automatic emergency braking? (Yes, I know, they may be unable to reliably detected stopped vehicles at highway speeds).

    If the "driver" really was drunk, perhaps AP let him "drive" more successfully/further than on a car without it? Unfortunately, he had this issue.
     
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    Please change the title to be accurate - "Drunk Driver strikes Fire Truck"
     
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    Sounds like he was drunk, unfamiliar with the car (still had the "zero emissions" plate), and though he was in autopilot.
     
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    It is actually a good news story. Of all the targets he could have hit after passing out a huge firetruck is the best choice. No innocent bystanders were hurt as a result.
     
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    I agree. Fire trucks have feelings, too.
     
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    Are these all AP1? I don't recall one AP2 car hitting a firetruck.
     
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    Alternate title to this thread:

    "FUD strikes Tesla again on TMC late Saturday"
     
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    Another reason they are not going to remove the nags (or extend the intervals) anytime soon...
     
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    I wish I could. I don't see any option to change it.
     
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    I don't understand. The nags obviously didn't work, at least in this case. This incident is evidence they are ineffective. What about this event supports the theory that more nags is better?
     
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    Exactly. He may not have had any nags at all; maybe his hands were on the wheel the whole time? Just because you pass out doesn't mean your hands fall off.
     
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    What nags? The driver doesn't even remember if autopilot was engaged or not!
    This is clearly not a problem of nags, it's a problem of a drunken driver doing stupid things.
     
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    This article shows just how many accidents there are all the time involving emergency vehicles, happens to many times in my opinion. My son is a firefighter and drives a firetruck he says people ignore the lights and sirens all the time. He was hit once standing by a crashed car by a guy who wasn't paying attention, the driver claimed he didn't see the fire truck and its lights
    How Many Emergency Vehicle Accidents Occur in the U.S.?
     
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    Drunk driver doesn't even know if he had Autopilot on, "I think I had auto-pilot on,”
     
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  20. Russell

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    #20 Russell, Aug 26, 2018
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    2nd time??

    June 2, 2018 a Nissan ran into the rear of a SJFD truck. I that tweet, they did not mention the make of the car
    SanJoseFireFighters on Twitter

    Nov 17, 2017 A Mercedes on fire in a parking lot. No mention of the make.
    San Jose Fire Dept. on Twitter
     
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