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2021-04-19 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Two men killed in Tesla vehicle crash in Texas
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Posted by g(r)omgoru 2021-04-19 03:05|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [282 views ]  Top

#1 .....they said they wanted to go for a drive and were talking about the vehicle’s Autopilot feature.

Of course it could have simply been a coincidence.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-04-19 05:58||   2021-04-19 05:58|| Front Page Top

#2 AP - Authorities say no one was driving Tesla before deadly crash
Posted by Besoeker 2021-04-19 06:12||   2021-04-19 06:12|| Front Page Top

#3  "Hope you're enjoying your ride, sir!"


Just a thought... if you're on autopilot can you really call it a drive?
Posted by Dron66046 2021-04-19 06:15||   2021-04-19 06:15|| Front Page Top

#4  if you're on autopilot can you really call it a drive?

Grammatically it would be a driven, but really they went for a ride.
Posted by trailing wife 2021-04-19 07:34||   2021-04-19 07:34|| Front Page Top

#5 /\ Or a very long nap.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-04-19 07:49||   2021-04-19 07:49|| Front Page Top

#6 More anti-upstart biased news.
Posted by Skidmark 2021-04-19 08:45||   2021-04-19 08:45|| Front Page Top

#7 Grammatically it would be a driven, but really they went for a ride.

TESsiLAted?
Posted by Heriberto Trotsky4295 2021-04-19 08:50||   2021-04-19 08:50|| Front Page Top

#8 ^^ You owe me a new keyboard and coffee....
Posted by DarthVader 2021-04-19 09:21||   2021-04-19 09:21|| Front Page Top

#9 Are self-driving cars inherently RACIST? Autonomous vehicles may struggle to recognise dark-skinned faces in the dark, experts warn
Posted by Skidmark 2021-04-19 10:05||   2021-04-19 10:05|| Front Page Top

#10 When I see a 'T-Vehicle' on the road, I stay well away (kind of like staying away from a 'junker' loosing parts as it goes along).
Posted by Mullah Richard 2021-04-19 13:13||   2021-04-19 13:13|| Front Page Top

#11 Firefighters need a front loader and a truckload of sand?
Posted by magpie 2021-04-19 14:47||   2021-04-19 14:47|| Front Page Top

#12 Autopilot system crashed into a tree.
Posted by Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 2021-04-19 14:59||   2021-04-19 14:59|| Front Page Top

#13 Someone hung a tree shaped air freshoner on the mirror and the auto pilot kept swerving to miss it. Finally crashed
Posted by Deacon Blues 2021-04-19 15:17||   2021-04-19 15:17|| Front Page Top

#14 Regulators have raised concerns about the batteries used in electric vehicles. The National Transportation Safety Board warned in a 2020 report that the batteries can pose safety risks to emergency responders.

If the gawdforsaken thing is arcing, yes, call in the highway department.

One of the first things we like to do is disconnect the battery.

These things are a giant battery carriage capable of discharging enough energy at any moment to keep a highway vehicle at highway speeds.

And smoke, dense, enough, will conduct electricity, that is why the electricity to a neighborhood is shut off during a fire, among additional reasons.
Posted by swksvolFF 2021-04-19 15:28||   2021-04-19 15:28|| Front Page Top

#15 Will there be "charges"?
Posted by Sgt. D.T. 2021-04-19 16:57||   2021-04-19 16:57|| Front Page Top

#16 #13 Someone hung a tree shaped air freshoner on the mirror and the auto pilot kept swerving to miss it. Finally crashed

I think Deacon just won Snark of the Week.

Also, interesting bit about smoke being conductive. Not surprising when you think about it (hint: carbon), but I never thought about it.
Posted by SteveS 2021-04-19 17:35||   2021-04-19 17:35|| Front Page Top

#17 Who gets to reach in through the smoke and switch off the battery?
Posted by KBK 2021-04-19 19:55||   2021-04-19 19:55|| Front Page Top

#18 Oh, don't be such a baby! It is just burning lithium.
Posted by SteveS 2021-04-19 22:36||   2021-04-19 22:36|| Front Page Top

#19 Ooohhhhhh, there's a phrase we can use! "Unsafe at any speed!" Muahahahahahahahahahahaha.
Posted by Silentbrick 2021-04-19 22:44||   2021-04-19 22:44|| Front Page Top

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