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Key safety feature removed from doors?

Discussion in 'Model X: Driving Dynamics' started by ajinsocal, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. ajinsocal

    ajinsocal Member

    May 8, 2016
    Los Angeles
    This is scaring me slightly. I have 3 young children and it seems inevitable that one of them will put their hand in the 'closing zone' at some point. Look at what happens to the cucumber near the end of the video linked in the article. Why would Tesla do this without even warning its customers?

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  2. DriverOne

    DriverOne Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2012
    Austin, TX
    The guy posted a follow up video where he puts his arm in the space. He still has his arm. He refers to a Facebook posting where someone else deliberately puts their hand in the gap (wince!) and again, no amputation.

    See #44
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  3. KZKZ

    KZKZ Member

    Jun 17, 2016
    Yeah, seems strange Tesla wouldn't at least warn people about the removal of a safety feature
  4. Softwizard

    Softwizard Member

    Feb 19, 2014
    Keller, TX
    I had the pantom obstacle detected problem before 2.32.100 and can confirm that it went away. I haven't tried any limb sacrifices
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  5. hdgmedic

    hdgmedic Member

    Sep 29, 2015
    I am unsure if it is completely gone. Also, a cucumber is nowhere near similar to a human being. If you put a cucumber in the door of my old Honda Accord and shut the door, it'll sever it in one shot. Amazingly, my hand survived when I did it by accident. Skin and muscle are softer than cucumber. Bone is harder than cucumber. Unfortunately, this guy tends to sensationalize anything he deems out of the ordinary or does not understand. You should see his videos on how awful the supercharger locations are because they all aren't right next to a bathroom or a restaurant. Which, by the way, was never a guarantee when we were told they were being built. He speaks about how he sat in fear for his life that criminals would come and kill him and his family while they charged at night. Don't get me started on his "scientific experiments". He has a creative eye for looking at things other youtubers haven't. Which is great and I like. He is not so good with introducing his opinions or passing off stunts as "science". And unfortunately, a lot of people believe whatever he says or demonstrates as fact without questioning it.
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