I-78 NJ: 8-22-18 : Reportedly another Tesla Model S caught fire after striking object on the road


#1

Reportedly the Tesla Model S caught on fire allegedly after striking a suspension component that fell off a truck.

Car Fire and Disabled Vehicles on I-78 in Warren Delay Morning Commute
https://www.tapinto.net/towns/north-plainfield-slash-green-brook-slash-watchung/articles/car-fire-and-disabled-vehicles-on-i-78-in-warren-delay-morning-commute-2

How come collision avoidance/automatic braking didn’t prevent this accident?

Logs should be read and made available by a trustworthy non-bias source to find out if “autopilot” and or “automatic braking” was on the vehicle and if it was activated. If so, why didn’t it/they prevent the accident? If so, did the systems activate and reduce the severity of the accident?

There needs to be thorough and proper investigation into these matters; before these technologies become more commonplace. It would be nice to nip any problems in the bud, before they put more of a large segment of population at risk.

If the Tesla had been equipped with more sensors, it might have prevented this accident. Regretfully Tesla chose to skimp on safety. Tesla has proven that safety is a low priority to them.


#2

It must be untrue that this Tesla Model S caught on fire today (Sarcasm). After all Tesla, Elon Musk and his minions; including tabloid fake news sites and Tesla message boards reassured us that there was next to nil chance of another Tesla fire from a crash or running over road debris.

March 28, 2014
Elon Musk
Tesla Adds Titanium Underbody Shield and Aluminum Deflector Plates to Model S

Nonetheless, we felt it was important to bring this risk down to virtually zero to give Model S owners complete peace of mind. Starting with vehicle bodies manufactured as of March 6, all cars have been outfitted with a triple underbody shield. Tesla service will also retrofit the shields, free of charge, to existing cars upon request or as part of a normally scheduled service.
https://www.tesla.com/blog/tesla-adds-titanium-underbody-shield-and-aluminum-deflector-plates-model-s


#3

Pravda like tabloid fake news site that is largely a Tesla suck up and front for illicit advertising for greedy corporations like Tesla; is so far the only site that admits that it was a Tesla on fire. Of course the tabloid Electrek and the hack Fred Lambert are in suck up mode and damage control mode spinning it to be pro-Tesla and project paranoid FUD toward critics, skeptics and safety advocates.

I suspect that the intimidation by Tesla’s Joseph Goebbels like bullying of free speech and free press is why other sources don’t mention this Tesla fire. Because Tesla, Elon Musk and his minions hate free speech and free press.


#4

Tesla Model S Turns Into A Torch After Striking Road Debris
http://www.autospies.com/news/Tesla-Model-S-Turns-Into-A-Torch-After-Striking-Road-Debris-97058/