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@urusan hope the tree will be alright.

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@urusan don't really know this topic, but seems to me firemen should know how to put out fires that respond poorly to water... Maybe this was in an area with no chemical industry around or something...

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@jasper @urusan

this isn't the first such incident with a Tesla, but also suggests the Fire Brigade aren't getting sufficient training - EV's have been around a few years now and this would affect any one, not only Tesla

I wonder what will happen in Europe, as they become more popular? Currently in England its mainly middle class, late middle aged people who drive EV's (a demographic who rarely gets into crashes), but sooner or later that will change..

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@urusan
2021 Darwin award contender, if that's still a thing.

I wonder if there should be a self-imposed rule for electric car manufacturers to make the car stop if there isn't a minimum weight detected on the driver seat. They already have a sensor on the front passenger seat to disable the airbag if a child is seated.

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@normandc @urusan
Teslas actually have a sensor on the driver seat as well. If you are waiting for it to charge and switch to the passenger seat to have enough space for a laptop the car switches off after a couple of minutes and boots back up if you push down on the driver seat...

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@thewk
Then how did that "accident" happen? The article mentions there was nobody in the driver's seat... Maybe 2 minutes is too long a time?
@urusan

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@normandc
I think it only registers if someone sits there to verify wether it should start or not and if the safty belt is on while driving, if someone sits there.
It also only check if the key is present for starting not for driving.
In general the Software lacks a bit behind imho...
@urusan

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