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Tesla Crash in Indy

Discussion in 'Model S' started by JeffK, Nov 3, 2016.

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  1. JeffK

    JeffK Well-Known Member

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    #1 JeffK, Nov 3, 2016
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    Holy smokes, that's horrible!
     
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    Must have been hauling ass to mangle that car like that ..
     
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    Terrible.

    I wonder how fast must one be going to get these results. Must have been very faaaaast!
     
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    Parts scattered seem more like ripped off in a (isolated?) barrel roll crash rather than from the combustion. How does one create an isolated 100mph crash in a street like that? Can one just lose control after pressing the go pedal for 5 seconds? Perhaps it was not isolated, but a hit and run. Police and Tesla may come up with details.
     
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    #7 Rockster, Nov 3, 2016
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    I love how the article states in the second paragraph "...when the driver lost control and crashed into a tree..." but then later, in the requisite jab against Tesla AP technology, they devote all of paragraph seven to say "It was not immediately clear if the Tesla's self-driving feature played a role in the crash" and continue on to pointedly remind the readers that that poor guy in Florida, who was clearly doing nothing wrong, was the innocent victim of AP technology.

    And the repeated, blatant attempts to stir the f---e pot again by mentioning the small burning batteries, as though ICE vehicles never leave small, burning debris. And equating the Tesla battery to the recalled Samsung Galaxy is a new low.

    I would truly be embarrassed to call myself a "journalist" today.
     
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    First, let me offer my condolences to all affected and say, that any loss of life is unacceptable.
    Second, I take parts of this news article as an attempt tp dramatize the facts. The article had to thrown in parts of old news that really does not truly reflect this situation. Hover boards, Samsung phone, exploding batteries on aircraft - ect.
    Tesla's battery management system can not nor should every be comparable to the common lithium battery application. Also they state the crash might be comparable to the fatal accident in Florida and cite 'We may never know if the Autopilot was a factor'.
    Please use the following LOCAL link. It is more factual.

    Two killed in fiery Tesla crash north of downtown
     
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    Why are Tesla accidents even news worthy? I never ever see articles plastering the web saying Fatal Accident in XYZ Brand.

    If the car was obliterated I think we can safely say they were driving too fast.

    I also hate seeing all the Tesla Killer articled that are about cars launching 10 years too late and still four years away. Finally I saw an article about Frisker and the headline was saying "here they are again after they failed" essentially, rather than "here's a tesla killer"
     
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    terrible, is there equal coverage of all the other crashes that day in that area?
     
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    I think most major crashes with fatalities are covered by local media. I would say that there is probably a higher percentage of articles where the brand is mentioned when it's an electric vehicle or sports car.
     
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    WOW - with what is left of that car, and how it is torn apart, it must have been going extremely fast. With the Model S being one of the most safe cars on the road, the force of impact had to be tremendous to tear it apart like that. Thoughts are with those lost.
     
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    @zambono This article, if you read it, goes WAY further than just mentioning the brand. It's like they took a crowbar to squeeze in as much FUD as possible in a single article. Lots of discussion about how Li-ion batteries are being blamed for Galaxy S7 explosions, autopilot is mentioned with pretty much zero reason to do so, and no mention of Tesla or Model S safety ratings.
     
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    When folk use their Ferrari's, Porsche's, or Lambo's as coffins it normally makes the papers.

    That Enzo that punched a power pole at 100+ on PCH split in 2 and the driver left the scene before the police arrived. Some Russian mobster IIRC.
     
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    150 yard long debris field? Happening at 1am? Unfortunately, I think we can take a guess at what that means. High probability of the driver being drunk combined with "hey guys watch this" super high speed, not even the safest car on the road is going to save you from that. A real shame.

    (Side note: The newspaper trying to equate this to the autopilot crash in Florida is pretty obvious click bait, which is rather offensive IMO.)
     
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    Note: Those pics are all after extrication equipment was used. But still, a terrible accident.
     
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    "Firefighters arrived and had to contend with the car fire and multiple fires in the road left by the small batteries and magnesium strewn about."

    sounds like the battery pack was ripped asunder (along with the rest of the car). How fast were they going?!?! Also looking at the last image, it doesn't appear that the fire had fully engulfed the car yet, which means the firefighters had enough time to stop the fire from getting much worse.
     
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    While I do understand eyewitnesses used the term, I wish people (and news outlets) would differentiate between "exploded" and "caught fire".

    Of course, much less attention grabbing, so fat chance, I know...
     
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