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Well, At Least They Didn't Get Killed To Death!

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Well, At Least They Didn't Get Killed To Death!
Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 6:55 PM

I'll bet THAT got your attention!

You think these folks were trying to beat the Chinese to a flying electric car?  Check it out!

https://dailyvoice.com/new-jersey/paramus/news/family-tesla-gets-stranded-on-rr-tracks-train-service-suspended-on-pascack-valley-line/847546/

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Posted by 54light15 on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 7:22 PM

The car hardly looks damaged and its not at a crossing- I wonder where it drove onto the tracks? 

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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 7:33 PM

54light15
The car hardly looks damaged and its not at a crossing- I wonder where it drove onto the tracks? 

article
The driver apparently put the Tesla into drive instead of reverse, responders said.

Driver needs a session of retraining.

 

 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 7:45 PM

54light15

The car hardly looks damaged and its not at a crossing- I wonder where it drove onto the tracks? 

 

I'm guessing it came out of the parking lot you can see on the right side of the first photo.  At any rate he must have hit the accelerator with a vengeance!

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Posted by 54light15 on Thursday, October 27, 2022 9:44 AM

I've never driven a Tesla but a friend drove a Tesla roadster. He said he was told to put one foot on the brake, one foot on the "gas" and then take his foot off the brake. He said it was like being shot out of a cannon. I'm guessing that the driver of this car may not have understood how to properly drive it and it got away from him (or her.) 

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Posted by Convicted One on Thursday, October 27, 2022 11:29 AM

When will they ever learn?

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Posted by rdamon on Thursday, October 27, 2022 12:16 PM

54light15

I've never driven a Tesla but a friend drove a Tesla roadster. He said he was told to put one foot on the brake, one foot on the "gas" and then take his foot off the brake. He said it was like being shot out of a cannon. I'm guessing that the driver of this car may not have understood how to properly drive it and it got away from him (or her.) 

 

 

It is called "Launch Mode"

https://www.tesla.com/ownersmanual/2012_2020_models/en_us/GUID-E692415D-F83C-4F07-B30A-9E50499CFC30.html

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Posted by zugmann on Thursday, October 27, 2022 12:25 PM

This one had Hyrail+ mode. 

  

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, October 27, 2022 2:03 PM

rdamon
It is called "Launch Mode"

Jeez, I just read that section of the Tesla manual.  I'm NEVER getting in one of those things!  

I don't know if the guy who wrote the manual has a weird sense of humor or what.  

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Posted by rdamon on Thursday, October 27, 2022 2:52 PM

Flintlock76

 

 
rdamon
It is called "Launch Mode"

 

Jeez, I just read that section of the Tesla manual.  I'm NEVER getting in one of those things!  

I don't know if the guy who wrote the manual has a weird sense of humor or what.  

 

I was in the back seat of a Audi e-Tron GS during a "Launch Mode" demo. It only remains engaged for 2.5s  We were definatly reached over 60mph and I felt like a astronaut in a centrifuge.

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, October 27, 2022 3:35 PM

rdamon
 
54light15

I've never driven a Tesla but a friend drove a Tesla roadster. He said he was told to put one foot on the brake, one foot on the "gas" and then take his foot off the brake. He said it was like being shot out of a cannon. I'm guessing that the driver of this car may not have understood how to properly drive it and it got away from him (or her.)  

It is called "Launch Mode"

https://www.tesla.com/ownersmanual/2012_2020_models/en_us/GUID-E692415D-F83C-4F07-B30A-9E50499CFC30.html

I feature the driver knew EXACTLY what he was doing, and in do so expected his passenger to develop skid marks on his undies.  What is the fun in having friends if you can't scare them half or three quarters to death.

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Posted by zugmann on Thursday, October 27, 2022 3:42 PM

In other self-driving vehicle and train news:

 

https://www.autoblog.com/2022/03/04/train-hits-autonomous-robot-crossing/

  

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Posted by rixflix on Thursday, October 27, 2022 4:45 PM

We're sorry but your Gaelic steak flambe was undeliverable. You can expect a full refund within 24 hours.

Was the Tesla manual written by The Onion's staff?

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Friday, October 28, 2022 9:56 AM

rixflix

Was the Tesla manual written by The Onion's staff?

Rick 

 
Worse than that.  It was probably written by Elon Musk.
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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, October 28, 2022 10:34 AM

rixflix
...

Was the Tesla manual written by The Onion's staff?

Rick 

The Onion staff recently filed an Amicus Brief with the US Supreme Court.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcImmWxmeTo

 

 

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