From Electrek: Tesla Model S crashes into a store, driver admits error and doesn’t blame...

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    Tesla Model S crashes into a store, driver admits error and doesn’t blame Autopilot

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    Well, that’s a change. Last month, we published a report about the several instances of Tesla owners blaming their vehicles for ‘sudden acceleration events’ causing crashes. While Tesla’s logs and an independent review showed that driver mistakes were most likely the cause of the crashes, the owners continued to blame the vehicles.

    Two of the accidents involved Tesla vehicles crashing into businesses: a Model S crashed into a gym in Florida and a Model X crashed into a beauty salon in California.

    A similar accident happened last night in Trois-Rivières, Quebec. A Tesla Model S drove through the vitrine of a store causing a lot of damages, but fortunately, no customer or employee was in the store at the moment of the crash. more…

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    No fault insurance keeping people honest :)
     
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    The next software update will be something to mitigate this.
     
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    Glad no one was hurt. It's a little bit funny that they're selling pillows. What better thing to crash into.. after passing through the store front. Does anyone know a statistic of how often this kind of thing happens with all cars? Does the high torque from a stand still make this kind of accident more likely with Teslas? Since there is no delay of an ICE winding up accidents can happen faster?
     
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    I know it's a common occurrence but it doesn't get this much attention because the vehicle doesn't say Tesla on it
     
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    I agree... There are for sure so many ICE vehicles that crash into stores as a result of human error that it is not newsworthy any longer... So it is rather disingenuous in this case to even report it, although thankfully with the complete info on what caused it!!
     
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    We just had this happen last night, a SUV crashed into a restaurant/bar here in Syracuse NY.
     
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    Did it make the newspapers? :)
     
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