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    After launching his Model X into his own living room, Tesla owner launches into smear campaign against Tesla

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    Last week, we reported on a Model X owner suing Tesla after he crashed his vehicle through his garage and into his living room. Ji Chang Son claims that when pulling into his garage, his Model X accelerated autonomously and caused the crash.

    The company claimed that Son, a singer and actor in South Korea, threatened to use his celebrity status in the country to affect the company right when it is about to launch in the market unless Tesla would make a financial payment and admit that the accident was the fault of the vehicle.

    The actor didn’t deny that and it looks like he actually followed through with the threat since he has been on a media blitz in Korea since filing the lawsuit in California last Friday. more…

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    This one is bizzare. We keep seeing these cases. Makes you wonder if someone is pushing these to actual news or maybe there is a problem/confusion? Can't say I've seen the same with the model s.
     
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    Tesla has all the tools required to address this. It's AP sensors can detect that there is just no way anyone would want to willingly or not press the accelerator at max when the car is in front of a barrier , in which case it should limit throttle to bare minimum to move car.

    Until Tesla enables that safeguard, we will continue to see incidents like this each of which is negative publicity for Tesla.
     
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      #4 garsh, Jan 2, 2017
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      It's amazing that there are 16,000 crashes per year in the U.S. due to people hitting the accelerator instead of the brake pedal. Most of those people realize that there is nobody to blame but themselves. But with Tesla, people think that the "autopilot" makes for a great excuse for the accident, even thought it wasn't turned on - somehow it must have decided to take over the car. So we hear crap like this.

      Anyhow, like Jayc said, Tesla is in the unique position to be able to prevent accidents like this with nothing but a software update. I'm sure that at some point, they will add an "unintended acceleration avoidance" feature to prevent some subset of these accidents.
       
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        Makes sense. I know I've had brain farts and hit the wrong pedal but an average car doesn't have enough torque where it really matters.
         

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