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Whether the cause ends up being medical, mental, or mechanical, that’s just tragic.
And it’s a heck of a challenge. How to make the glass strong enough to withstand whatever it is that may have gone through it. Although without seeing the front of the car, for all we know it was a seizure or other acute event and that was that (without glass penetration).
Am not saying it would have helped in this case, but I do look forward to the day when my Apple Watch will dial 911 if it detects some kind of incapacitating event, and for bonus points, maybe simultaneously interfaces with the car to... for example reduce the likelihood of rapid acceleration toward a wall.
So much to do and so little time.
It's simple, the tech you speak of is still mostly vaporware at this point. Owners celebrate when things like automatic wipers get implemented a year and half after the feature was released. Tesla cars don't even have a reliable blind spot warning today (something available in much cheaper cars). Even safety features that are supposedly enabled, always come with fine print that amounts to "it may or may not work, don't count on it and if you do we are not responsible". Elon dreams big, sells his dreams to the media (and sometimes literally to unsuspecting new buyers, like anyone who paid for FSD in 2016), but the devil is in the details and Elon has absolutely no clue how long things take to develop.With all the Tech Tesla has built in like cameras, ultrasonic sensors, radar and the like, why is this still possible? If the car sees through cameras that something solid is approaching, the ultrasonic sensor and the radar agree on that judgement, why is there no emergency braking?
You forgot chill mode! Oh, and auto-unfolding mirrors when the car starts driving (I paid $600 for that one when I had to replaced the mirror after it unfolded unexpectantly on my wife in a tight spot it never unfolded before - backing out along a concrete wall). And of course, let's not forget Santa Mode - no other car has that!Would not happen with Subaru / Eyesight. Even Volvo claims to have a similar system of preventing acceleration into a solid obstacle.
Just our futuristic Teslas are missing basic things like dead spot warning, approaching car from behind warning when reversing from the parking spot and so on. The software development has stalled in Tesla few year ago.
(oh sorry, i forgot we got such difficult item like easy entry in the last year)