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Woman and child saved by the Model S in a landslide

Discussion in 'Model S' started by yobigd20, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    check this out Bjørn Nyland on Twitter:

    look at that one pic

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    look at the location.

    a mother and child were saved by the Model S. they were driving in the MS on the edge of the road on a cliff above a lake when they were hit by a landslide and a massive tree landed on top of the car.

    if that was any other car, first the tree would have crushed them (remember, the Model S broke the NHSTA crush test machine because it can withstand a massive crush load), and likely the landslide would have pushed any other car off the road. that looks like a massive cliff over a lake.

    That photo is incredible and speaks to the safety of the Model S.


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  2. MsElectric

    MsElectric Active Member

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    They certainly bought the right car!
     
  3. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    It's Autopilots fault!

    Wait, wrong thread.
     
  4. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    That roof really held up amazingly well...look at the frunk...
     
  5. jtpassat

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    that would make a subaru jealous.
     
  6. AnOutsider

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    Showed this to my wife the other day. She was very impressed. Either way, what a crazy accident
     
  7. JohnSnowNW

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    That's great and all, but I bet if it actually had 691hp it could have just avoided the landslide all together. :rolleyes:
     
  8. sitter_k

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    Can't help to notice the roof isn't panorama like most model S' though. Wonder what difference that would have made...
     
  9. Vger

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    Very little. The strength is in the beams around the periphery of the roof, not the very thin sheet aluminum (or glass) in between.
     
  10. jeffro01

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    There has to be a way for Tesla to tastefully use this as a real world example of the safety of their cars. So many auto makers cleverly advertise their 5 star ratings on one specific test in a way that makes it look like the car has a 5 star safety rating when it's not even close. Tesla could use this, if done right...

    Jeff
     
  11. Father Bill

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    Well, as I see it the safety glass of the windshield held up, and I have to imagine that the Pano is made of the same material. Also there is steel (aluminum?) reinforcement at the front and middle and rear panels of the Pano roof. I suspect that would have offered the same protection as the solid roof. I could be wrong, but I think Tesla has it covered.

    Peace,
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  12. McHoffa

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    Now it won't even drive. Not reliable enough for me...
     
  13. Xenoilphobe

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    DAMN! Glad my wife drives one of these. Can't wait to get a 3 for the daughter.
     
  14. Discoducky

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    Amazing and so glad they weren't hurt. You wonder when things that are designed to save lives will actually do it and then you get to see it. I hope the Tesla engineers responsible for the making this possible are proud; I know I am.
     
  15. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Thanks for posting, yobig. That's a HUGE tree! I'm so glad they're okay. Must have been terrifying.
     
  16. EarlyAdopter

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    I bet they are at least 97% likely to buy another Model S, despite any reliability issues they were having with door handles or drive units.
     
  17. AEdennis

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    I agree... Glad that the family was unhurt. Those pictures remind me of what the old (Classic box shaped) Volvos were known for...

    If Tesla can be the "de-facto" safe car poster child... Who cares about a few door handle issues...
     
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    You can just buff that out and be good as new.
     
  19. DougH

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    So glad the kid was not in the rear facing seats.
     
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    nice one!

     

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