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Look what I found in the nearby Tesla parking lot

Discussion in 'Model S' started by gabeincal, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. gabeincal

    gabeincal Enjoying Napa life the electric way

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    We have a secret or not so secret workshop nearby and I usually drive around to see what they have in the parking lot. Well this time, I was in for a treat... Coast to coast rally huh? ;)

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  2. SMAlset

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    That a pretty fully loaded car. Interesting set up. I'm sure they have pictures of you too. Still can't believe anyone would leave their laptop out in the car exposed like that. With some type of hoodie, face mask and quick smash and grab, you probably wouldn't ever catch the perps even with camera footage. Read about daytime robberies of cars and homes often enough.
     
  3. AEdennis

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    A RHD Tesla in California... that's pretty cool
     
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    The Coast to Coast Rally was the original drive when the Supercharger route was first opened cross-country.
     
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    Not just coast-to-coast, but also across the ocean! :)
     
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    My wife used to work in an IT department that deployed and serviced laptops for employees. It's crazy how many laptops were reported stolen, not just those left out in plain view (like in the photos above), but even when they were covered by something innocuous on a car seat (which only invites curiosity as to what's underneath) or even locked away in the trunk. If the perp was hanging around a parking lot and sees you place the laptop in the trunk, it's not any safer than leaving it on a car seat. Better to put it in the trunk before parking at your destination. Better still to take your laptop with you.
     
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    For work laptops, I actually ironically prefer the frunk. While the frunk can be opened using the emergency release hatch, that immediately sets off the alarm and generates a push notification. Unfortunately our USA spec Teslas don't have motion or glass break sensors for the cabin....

    My work's policy on stolen work equipment is that it must be reported within ~30 minutes of the incident. The loss itself is not considered a big deal since the data is encrypted...
     
  8. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    That first photo shows it a set-up identical to a Kmart Blue Light Special. I'm sure that means there's a big discount coming.
     
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  9. Chaz

    Chaz Big Kahuna

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    I heard a rumor that they make them there...lol :D
     
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    "A source that wished to remain anonymous..." ;)
     
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    This was before my time (Tesla time that is ;)) and just watched some of the blog footage from it. Pretty cool thing to do to prove your product and nice it was done in winter weather too. I know the cars were 85s, specifically which version?
     
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    They were P85's
     
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    RHD and equipment suggest atmospheric, smog, and climate change detectors- clearly not a problem in the US...
     
  16. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Sweeeet!
     
  17. Blu Zap

    Blu Zap Grinning member

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    Pretty cool. Thanks for the pics. I ran into a Tesla engineer at the Dublin SuperCharger last year. He said he worked there, but couldn't tell me where it was and what they do. I guess we know a little bit more now!
     

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