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Is the odor of Musk a little fishy?

Postby PaulN on April 22nd, 2019, 1:00 pm 

https://apnews.com/09894dee68d7496399f176a77a8bc98d

He says he's got a completely autonomous car coming. Industry experts are skeptical.
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Re: Is the odor of Musk a little fishy?

Postby toucana on April 22nd, 2019, 1:37 pm 



Hopefully it will be a little more reliable than the older Tesla S model pictured above which spontaneously caught fire while parked in an underground garage in Shanghai on Sunday night.

https://news.sky.com/story/tesla-investigating-after-video-shows-vehicle-exploding-in-car-park-11700670

According to the time/datestamps on the CCTV, it happened just after 8.15pm on Sunday 21st April.
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Re: Is the odor of Musk a little fishy?

Postby TheVat on April 22nd, 2021, 8:19 pm 

More growing pains for Tesla, with tragic consequences for a couple of people possibly placing too much confidence in the autopilot system.

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2021/04/co ... vers-seat/

The autopilot is supposed to be able to detect when the driver seat is empty, but apparently that didn't happen.

Last Saturday, two men died when a Tesla Model S crashed into a tree in a residential neighborhood. Authorities said they found no one in the driver's seat—one man was in the front passenger seat, while the other was in the back. That led to speculation that the car might have been under the control of Tesla's Autopilot driver-assistance system at the time of the crash.

Elon Musk has tweeted that "data logs recovered so far show Autopilot was not enabled." Tesla defenders also insisted that Autopilot couldn't have been active because the technology doesn't operate unless someone is in the driver's seat. Consumer Reports decided to test this latter claim by seeing if it could get Autopilot to activate without anyone in the driver's seat.

It turned out not to be very difficult....
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Re: Is the odor of Musk a little fishy?

Postby toucana on April 23rd, 2021, 3:59 am 

This is usually the stuff of urban legends - Like the well-known ‘Stella Award’ canard about a woman who supposedly crashed a brand new Winnebago motorhome after putting it on cruise control 70 m.p.h. and leaving the driver’s seat to go and make a sandwich in the kitchen.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/cruise-uncontrol/

A more recent version appeared in the UK Suffolk Gazette:

https://www.suffolkgazette.com/news/motorhome-crash/

Curiously enough this was published on the 1st April four years ago, and credited to ‘Rob Banks, Crime Editor’.
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