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Tesla Fails Again.

Discussion in 'Model S' started by buttershrimp, Apr 9, 2018.

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  1. buttershrimp

    buttershrimp Click my signature to Go Mad Max Mode

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    So I'm pulling into my alley way this evening and unbeknownst to my neighbor, who is slowly walking her dogs down the alley, and because the car is so quiet, neither she nor the dogs realize I am creeping behind 10 feet behind them for about 100 feet. Do I honk? No, that would jar them... I can wait for them and I will quietly stalk all of them at 2 mph down the alley.

    Then, Elon (McFail) Musk decides to put a GPS specific homelink option in the car so just as my neighbor is passing in front of my the garage, it opens suddenly and the dogs run away! She looks back and I waive embarrassingly because she realizes I've been behind her for 100 feet and thinks I just now opened the garage door to tell her to get the hell out of the way. She apologizes and jogs off to try to catch her dogs.... I yell down the alley, "I'm sorry! The car opens the garage door automatically via GPS"

    She has no idea what I'm talking about.

    Thanks Elon.
     
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  2. Knightowl

    Knightowl Whovian

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    tisk tisk, all the time in the world to press cancel at that speed, you were just enjoying stalking them so admit it
     
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  3. SMAlset

    SMAlset Well-Known Member

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    Could have turned your music up and opened the window and gotten home sooner. :)
     
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  4. What_Was_That?

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    Roll down your windows. Turn up your radio and wave.
     
  5. Visscher

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    Or had someone call you over bluetooth and she could have listened to her whole convo from outside.
     
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  6. phaduman

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    use your 0-60 to speed past them (let her wonder - why haven't they bought one yet??) and u-turn on front of them into your driveway to show off your shiny new wax
     
  7. EVie'sDad

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    I prefer to keep the garage control manual, so nobody can remotely summon the car and open the garage door when using the summons. One click setting is all it takes.
     
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  8. SucreTease

    SucreTease Teslarian

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    Anyone who has heard the music that @buttershrimp listens to (as heard on his videos) would realize that his music would scare them as much as honking his horn.
     
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  9. CraZ8

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    3EC10CA9-EDA8-4E8B-A53A-77E531F1EE02.jpeg 801F53C1-DF92-49C0-A0FC-E963FC562991.jpeg Did the same thing yesterday. The tesla was so quiet that I snuck up on one of the neighborhood wildlife inhabitants enjoying an afternoon snack at the bottom of my driveway
     
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  10. whitex

    whitex Well-Known Member

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    No need to open a window. The sound system actually seems louder outside of the car than inside. Just turn on the radio, or if you want to get fancy, some Jetsons car noises to play in situations like this. Btw, my wife had a RAV4 Hybrid rental recently and that this has an actual "creeping noise" when driving slow in EV only mode, I don't want that for our Teslas.
     
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  11. Snowstorm

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    Shhhhh....
    don’t write things like this, or we’ll be forced to install annoying noise makers at low speeds just to sound as bad as ICE. ;)
     
  12. GatorGuy

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    Hank is working on something for this. I seem to steal people through parking lots all the time. :p

    Pedestrian warning sound
     
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  13. richrootes

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    My dogs are always on leash

    Hardly yours or the car’s fault
     
  14. David29

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    No worries, the Feds have a rule in place that will require noise of some sort from hybrids and EVs in certain conditions, at low speeds, staring in 2020.
    US DOT Finally Finalizes Low-Speed Noise Maker Rules For EVs | CleanTechnica
     
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  15. croman

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    These regs keep getting pushed back. They are a joke. New round of public comments should obliterate them but current administration is anti-EV (yet anti-reg, so go figure).
     
  16. Joe F

    Joe F Disruption is hard.

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    Now if @HankLloydRight can get an audio of Gilbert Gottfried saying (screaming?) "Get out of the way! Can't you see I'm driving here?" especially seeing the the segment of him on Jay Leno's Garage I'd consider a purchase. :)
     
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  17. HankLloydRight

    HankLloydRight No Roads

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    If he said that somewhere and we can get the audio, I can surely add it. :)
     
  18. Takumi

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    Now, really, we need a picture of that view and the reason why you were so distracted from pressing that cancel button.
     
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  19. SW2Fiddler

    SW2Fiddler We Are Cognitive Dissidents

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    I have two coconut shell halves and I just open the window and bang them together.

    Thought about mounting them in the Frunk with a remote-actuator string but the Frunk might be too well sealed...
     
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  20. HankLloydRight

    HankLloydRight No Roads

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    Why was your neighbor walking her dogs off-leash?
     

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