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Tesla Model S driver walks away from crash with a truck

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Az_Rael, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. Az_Rael

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    Wow is right!
     
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    It's hard to imagine that the driver would have survived in any other car. That is just NUTS to look at!
     
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    #5 BluestarE3, Nov 29, 2016
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    Relatively speaking, "serious" is "OK" when compared to "critical" or "dead" in a lesser car. Especially so if the driver was able to dislodge himself from the wreck and walk away to safety, as reported in the article.
     
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    Where's the guy blaming autopilot?
     
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    Well look at that, all of Keef's complaining to the NHTSA finally paid off. The wheel didn't detach!
     
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    'Serious' and 'critical' injury definitions are not set in stone but the former typically implies > 24 hours admission to the hospital and the latter life threatening.
     
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    This says nothing about Model S safety, as there is no way to prove or disprove how another vehicle in the same situation would have performed.
     
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    Correction - this says nothing about model s safety vs other cars.
     
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    These trucks display a larger-than-life pass on the left/right arrow and flash blinking lights, but may be stationary on the shoulder or the affected lane, i.e., very visible to the human but not necessarily to the artificially intelligent eye.
     
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    "Walks" away might be a bit of a stretch, probably more like carried away on a stretcher.
     
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    According to the article: "the driver reportedly was able to get himself out of the car and walk to safety". Though you are probably correct in that there was a stretcher involved after that. Walked, stretcher, critical, serious, whatever. I wouldn't want any of that for myself or anyone else.
     
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    Maybe, but Elektrek.co's translation of the cited German source is basically correct. In my direct translation the important sentence from the German source is:

    The 56-year-old driver from the area of Karlsruhe injured thereby himself seriously, but could leave his fully destroyed vehicle by himself and bring himself to safety.

    I am speculating that "bring" and "to safety" means that the driver staggered the few steps into the center median.

    I find it notable that the driver's door was not jammed tight by the collision (apart from the fact that the accident was not fatal).
     
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    #18 lklundin, Dec 2, 2016
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    That is the point, the quoted article refers to this accident in connection with the call to Tesla regarding the AP without any information on how the accident actually happened.

    So in the end, what was surely meant as a another AP-joke is now less funny.

    Except of course for those laboring to make Tesla Motors fail.
     

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