News Tesla crashes and burns

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  1. SouthernListen

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    Man killed in horror 'autopilot' Tesla crash when vehicle smashed into tree

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/man-killed-horror-autopilot-tesla-8791671

    Newspaper De Telegraaf reported the car's battery was broken, and part of it caught fire and was difficult to extinguish. Part of the battery remained inside the car, the paper said, leading to the fears of electrocution.

    De Boer said since firefighters were certain the victim had died immediately after the crash, it did not make sense for rescue workers to take unneeded risks in recovering his body.

    Specialists from Tesla's offices in the south of the country were called in for advice, arriving five hours after the crash.

    The scene was judged safe and the man's body was then cut free from the wreck without further incident.

    "We know a lot about electric cars, but there are always going to be cases where something unexpected happens," Boer said.

    "There are going to be educational moments."
     
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    Elon Musk creeps me out!!!

    He looks like a full-grown baby to me.

    (And no, the money wouldn't make the difference in his case. :c )
     
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    Yes, cars do indeed crash occasionally, Tesla included.
     
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    Let the CARnage begin.
     
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    It happened in some OTHER country?

    Well fuck it, WTF do I care?
     
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    You have to be a real retard to trust their autopilot.
     
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    The headline implied that it was in "autopilot" but I don't see how they could know that.

    I didn't know batteries could burn like that. I figured an electric car was a good way to avoid burning to death from gasoline.
     
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    Pussy.
     
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    I have zero desire to ever own a Tesla.
     
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    oh my - wait till some lawyer gets hold of that statement
     
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    I was thinking about putting my name down for the 35k model. :grad:
     
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    it's funny in the investment advice world all these conservative finance bloggers HATE Tesla. I guess it's considered a liberal thing somehow so they all root against it.


    I like Elon Musk, he is a cooler, more important version of that Apple guy who died. The world needs more of these kind of guys and less bloggers.
     
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    He should be in a university, not running a company.

    Tesla while interesting on a technical think tan level is one of the worst company's ever.
     
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    This. It's a small start to weeding out the fucking imbeciles ruining this species.
     
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    Your apartment going to let you run an extension cord from your place out to the parking lot?
     
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    Yeah, I don't know. He is an innovator and not afraid to fail or put himself out there. I admire that. Even if Tesla the car company doesn't work out he is a modern day inventor in an era where that barely exists anymore. He is building new kinds of spaceships and cars and shit, that is pretty impressive if you think about it.
     
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    Fuck, they need to get this self-driving car thing down pat. I'm tired of driving around. Let's this future shit become present!