How Many News Orgs & Tesla Critics Will Now Share That Autopilot Was Not On In Houston Tesla Crash?

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 01 May 2021 16:47:09 +0000

I saw it again yesterday — a major media outlet (a major tech outlet even) was writing a story about Elon Musk and Tesla and added the false information that the Tesla Model S P100DL that recently crashed in Houston, resulting in the death of two men in the car, was on Autopilot. It was […]

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Woodlands Fire Chief: Lot Of Misinformation Out There About Tesla Crash & Fire

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2021 07:37:48 +0000

I more or less started my coverage of Tesla almost a decade ago responding to nonsense about Tesla that was being pushed by much bigger players in the media industry. Unfortunately, that work is still necessary today. There was a very unfortunate Tesla crash this week that led to the death of two men. There […]

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Some Thoughts on the Tesla Crash In Texas & Comparison of Autopilot with 2020 Vehicle Crash Data

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 01:30:32 +0000

Something horrible happened this weekend, Two men died as a result of someone misusing a Tesla. The Wall Street Journal reported that the authorities thought the vehicle was driving without anyone in the drivers seat. This led to a huge uproar and the resurfacing of old, baseless myths about Tesla Autopilot along with more general […]

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Houston Autopilot Crash: What We Know So Far (For One, Autopilot Wasn’t On)

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 22:34:25 +0000

On Saturday night, a 2019 Tesla Model S crashed into a tree in a suburb of Houston, Texas. The crash was severe enough to compromise the battery pack, causing a fire that took hours and a call to Tesla to extinguish. Normally, a car crash, even one with a fire, wouldn’t be newsworthy because they […]

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Some Thoughts On Why Mainstream Media Reports On Every Tesla Crash But Doesn’t Care About Violent ICE Vehicle Crashes

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2021 01:54:47 +0000

The other day, while I was crossing the street, I watched as one of those big ole diesel trucks ran a red light and crashed into another car. This is actually a pretty common occurrence — people simply don’t pay attention behind the wheel. However, unless someone dies or the crash is notable enough, it […]

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Hey, NTSB, Where’s The Evidence Tesla’s FSD Beta Is Dangerous?

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 02:54:14 +0000

Last week, it was revealed that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) was asking the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to crack down on ADAS systems, specifically calling Tesla out for the supposed dangers of the FSD Beta program. The letter (like many other Tesla FSD criticisms) is bogus. I was going to get […]

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Tesla Model 3 Gets Absolutely Demolished, Driver Walks Away With “Minor Injuries”

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2020 23:20:33 +0000

Earlier this week, a Tesla Model 3 driver in Oregon was reportedly speeding along at 100 mph (160 km/h) while drunk and high on marijuana and lost control of his car. The Model 3 struck an electricity pole, a couple of trees, and a utility box, getting absolutely demolished in the process. It was getting smashed to bits for 300 feet after leaving the asphalt

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A Tesla Model 3 Took A Slice Of My Colleague’s Peugeot 208 — Literally

Credit to Author: Jesper Berggreen| Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 22:51:45 +0000

My colleague got her Peugeot 208 shredded by a speeding Model 3 — not mine! It was a somewhat puzzling head-on collision — did the Tesla help its driver to try to avoid the collision or not

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Tesla Model 3 Owner Walks Away From Head-On Accident With Drunk Driver, Credits Elon Musk With Saving Her Life

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 15:03:53 +0000

It’s a horrifying ordeal and one that often ends in tragedy. Jen Dunlap, a member of the Tesla Columbus Ohio Owners Club and owner of a Tesla Model 3, was in her car with her friend when a drunk driver crashed into them at high speed

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Tesla Windshield Wiper Confusion Across News Outlets — Widespread Misreporting Misleads

Credit to Author: Alex Voigt| Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 19:43:07 +0000

Unfortunately, a lot of factually wrong articles and reports appeared in recent days about a German court ruling (OLG Karlsruhe 1 Rb 36 Ss 832/19) that has to do with a Tesla driver who had an accident in heavy rain and claimed it was the fault of the vehicle’s controls

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