authorities got multiple 911 calls Monday evening that a person was in the back of the Tesla Model 3 while the vehicle traveled on Interstate 80 across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay BridgeCan Elon make a tik tok for the guy where he reads the part in the manual that says for both driver-assist systems, drivers must be ready to intervene at any time.
In an interview with The Associated Press Wednesday, Sharma said he did nothing wrong, and he'll keep riding in the back seat with no one behind the steering wheel.
Musk wants him to keep doing this, he said. "It was actually designed to be ridden in the back seat," Sharma said. "I feel safer in the back seat than I do in the driver's seat, and I feel safer with my car on Autopilot, I trust my car Autopilot more than I trust everyone on the road."
He believes his Model 3 can drive itself, and doesn't understand why he had to spend a night in jail.
bigspender wrote on May 7, 2021, 16:49:
Never ever take a Tesla for a test drive!
You will never like your combustion engine car ever again lol. I have a VW GOLF R which no slouch and after driving even just the base model 3, I hate my Golf R. It feels so slow to respond. Turbo lag, the gear changes, the revving, bleh. I feel bad for any who bought a Mercedes or BMW for a similar price to a Tesla.
It's like going from 144hz to 60hz yuk. Or playing a console at 30fps.
Also this whole Tesla hate click bait is a joke and pathetic. The Self driving beta is an optional extra. Don't get it if you dont want it. But to buy an inferior car because you don't like celebrity musk would be a mistake. Especially now, nobody will buy combustion engine cars in 5 years second hand because a $20k electric car will be better in every way.
The model 3 really is the gen 1 iPhone of cars imo.
Jivaro wrote on May 7, 2021, 15:38:
I like the quiet and the lack of dealing with gasoline. Sorry if that makes me some sort of casual...as a driver of like 30 something years...but that matters to me these days. I have driven 3 models of Tesla now and they are smooth, quiet, and comfortable machines that make getting from point A to point B easier than most other cars. My wife, who has fibromyalgia, appreciates many of the driver assist features. The next time we actually buy a car, I think it will be a Tesla...but I know for sure it will electric.All of that said, Musk and PT Barnum have a lot in common. IMO.
Xero wrote on May 7, 2021, 14:01:
Sure, the company has some really fast cars full of technology, but that only really favors the casuals. They don't care about the enjoyment of the driving experience. They just want to turn their car into their iphone and ideally not even have to drive it.
mellis wrote on May 7, 2021, 13:42:
Elon Musk is a lying charlatan who will say anything to gain the constant validation he so evidently craves and was obviously denied in childhood. He sells fairytales and, thanks in no small part to his own belief in said fiction, is able to convince others of these false narratives.
But the wheel turns and even now the faithful are starting to feel the gnawing doubts about the utopian dreams that Musk keeps shitting out.
For those interested; take a look at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgKWj1pn3_7hRSFIypunYog/videos
"The greatest conspiracies are open and notorious. They are not theories, but practices.... Conspirators (more often than not) they announce their intentions. They're reported, all over the place, in our newspapers, bannered on the cover of magazines, we get updates on their progress bulletin on the bottom of chirons on news feeds with so much regularity that we become inured to it. This leaves us unable to relate the banality of the methods of their conspiracy to the rapacity of their ambitions."