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Model S crash into Mercedes Dealership

Discussion in 'Model S' started by zambono, Oct 28, 2016.

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  1. zambono

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  2. Matias

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    It is futile to speculate whether car was on AP.
     
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    regardless of the AP being engaged or not, one fact that seems to be the truth is that he obviously was not paying attention to the road in front of him.
     
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  4. zambono

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    definitely not paying attention and not knowing the limitations of the system. The driver might not have been on AP but that is quite a large driving mistake. I have to assume the driver is european and roundabouts are not uncommon, unlike in the U.S.
     
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    What if it was a PR-stunt? Mercedes dealership, can't be a coincidence.
     
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    This happened in the UK. The driver was 5 times over the legal drink/drive limit at the time.
     
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    First shot of the war! Tesla's autonomous vehicles are out to destroy the competition! :)
     
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    Waiting for the headline:

    "Tesla crushes Mercedes"
     
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    Couldn't wait to talk to the manager...
     
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    The comments are hilarious:
    "Tesla overtakes Mercedes, smashing dealership model."

    "This was obviously a stunt gone wrong for Top Gear. Look at the license plate.
    He flies electric cars through the air, and won't be seen dead in a smart car dealership!!
    All we know is, he's called the Stig" (license plate is ST16 BRG)

    "I guess you could say... Tesla has the drop on its competition."
     
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    Do you have a link to a story/article with more information?
     
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    So... you're saying he was in a rush to have another drink? :confused:
     
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    with the amount of torque these cars have I'm glad it didn't go through the building.

    a small part of me understands why Tesla doesn't make it easy to repair their vehicles through other channels, they are getting enough bad PR with the cars that are fine, Imagine if any Joe Schmoe (me) could do a faulty repair on one and have it do something that it shouldn't

    but that small part of me is slowly dying anyway.
     
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    Leapfrogging the competition.
     
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  15. habanero69

    habanero69 I Dont Need Cialis. I Drive an EV.

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    Maybe the S was trying to mate with the MB creating a hybrid SMB? :p
     
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    The most amazing thing to me is that, after flying through the air, crushing the top of the Mercedes and crashing into the building, the Model S is still upright and relatively intact.
     
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    habanero69 I Dont Need Cialis. I Drive an EV.

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    Careful, it will probably end up as a CPO in about a month or so. Buyers in that area beware. :eek:
     
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    From the picture in the article did the tesla drive OVER the E220? I am more impressed by that lol.


    seriously though, from safety standpoint, that looks like a relatively safe crash, not much into the building and barely any damage to the front end (in terms of safety damage ie, into the cabin)
     
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