No I get it :) just think of how it looks to newer visitors here, though, who don't know who's joking and who's crazy. I just don't need to deal with that.
Dark humor is ok, but there needs to be a wink and a nod with it
Yea, I bet those 12 monkeys were able to record their memories before they died.
Doesn't matter. I don't need people referencing shit like that being said here no matter how obvious it is
Either start adding /s or you're getting banned
I originally tried to post this to r/TeslaLounge because this is information that every Tesla owner should know. I'm hoping that they restore the post because the implications are huge. In the meanwhile, I will share it here and hope that this gains some attention.
You can view the moment of impact here. The camera never stopped recording so the drive wasn't unseated by the impact.
I'm posting this from a throwaway account, but I will follow this post and answer questions. I host a regional Tesla Owner's Facebook Group, but also keep in touch with other local owners who aren't on Facebook. I have a friend who owns a 2018 Model 3 and keeps in touch with some of the locals via text messaging. She recently sent out a text saying this: "Hello Tesla friends. Took photos this week at vehicle storage facility. Insurance company towed Wed and is assessing the damage. I'm sure it's totaled since we were T-boned - full impact; no braking and pushed over a curb. The reason for this text is I've reached out to Tesla (thru app and technician) to communicate that no airbags deployed and I wanted answers as to why. No response. It's been suggested I hire a lawyer to get their attention. Thoughts? What kind of lawyer? Any recommendations?"
I shared with her an article where a Model 3 was in an accident and the airbags didn't deploy, resulting in one of the occupants suffering a traumatic brain injury and advised her to consider having an attorney ask them to preserve the data they collected. At this point, she went to look at her TeslaCam USB drive, which was pulled from the vehicle prior to the car being towed. A couple of days later, she then sent this text to our group, "I think you'll find this interesting. Viewed the flash drive this weekend. All accident video is missing - GONE! It 'stopped' a few minutes before the accident and 'began' minutes after the accident. It continued to record until I pulled the flash drive. I'm concluding Tesla's monitoring system detected an accident and deleted the footage on the car's system. If that's true I have HUGE concerns with their omnipotent attitude towards interfering and deleting MY info/videos. If we signed away all control of our data allowing Tesla to do this please let me know."
I responded back that I didn't believe that Tesla would do that and it is common for those drives to become unseated in an impact. She responded back that my theory was plausible, but it didn't make sense for it to have stopped filming several minutes before the accident and resume a few minutes after. After thinking about that, I decided to meet her at a local restaurant to examine the drive for myself. I connected the drive to my MacBook Pro and drilled down into the "RecentClips" folder. She knew the precise time of impact, as she had sent a text immediately after the wreck occurred. It turned out that 8 minutes before the collision and after the collision (16 minutes total) was gone. At this point, I opened up a recovery app on my computer, Disk Drill. I told it to recover lost files from that drive, and I let it do it's thing. After 4 minutes, it showed me everything that was recovered, and the missing 16 minutes were there.
Now here is where it gets interesting - the time stamps! What I discovered was that 10 minutes after the impact, while the drive was still plugged in, those files were deleted. Obviously this could have been done from inside the car, but since all of the cameras were still recording, I could tell that the car was not occupied. Therefore the only way they could have been deleted at that point was through remote access by Tesla.
At this point, I cannot believe what I've seen, nor can I believe the implications. Our theory is that Tesla detected the impact and knew that the airbags did not deploy. I've instructed her not to plug the USB drive into anything so as to preserve the data as it is in its current state. As an owner of two Teslas, I'm very disturbed to know that Tesla can and will delete dashcam footage if they think that the safety measures on the car malfunctioned.
Even though this is a throwaway account, I will answer any questions. Also the video posted is the moment of impact. I'm pretty sure that the car detected it was in a collision because all of the clips in the "RecentClips" folder are a minute long, except the 4 clips (front, rear, left and right) at the moment of impact. They are all only 15 seconds long. The 8 minutes before and after the moment of impact are all 60 second long clips.
I feel like that would be one of the times my friends would call me a faggot.
He has to distract from the fact electric cars suck compared to hybrids. They are also much cheaper so you can just buy a gaming laptop, one for every seat, then you can have a car lan party, can tesla do that?
It's a shell company for the government and fining themselves means they have to do paperwork.
Why are the mods of r/TeslaLounge such idiot. Anyone that criticize tesla gets banned. So lame
Mod complaints are lodged in the weekly Terathread. Today at least.
I do hope though that another post gets put up in another sub that says I'm an idiot for deleting this.
I’ve heard there are some gruesome pictures of the test subjects and I can’t find them online other than the demo tesla showed.
The four horsemen of the apocalypse: war, pestilence, famine, and death. There’s a fifth horse, which we only discovered in this modern tech world. It shows itself in the promises to be the answer for everything, yet in reality, is the solution for nothing. Good men leave promising, productive lives to follow its path. It is perhaps the most pernicious. What horse did you ride in on?
Rule 5, and repost
7 day ban for R8, and just being generally wrong about everything
Yo you small dick coward
Are you going to bring up this ukraine shit in every fucking post of yours? go cheer lead war somewhere else coward.
ro-Russian separatists have also shelled a kindergarden in the Ukraine
ya not for sure it couldn't have been the nazis we've been arming, almost like a gladio type project. but than again americans don't history well nor understand their own countries foreign policy so what the fuck would you know about that.
Regardless of political leanings, it’s the same shit you used to hear about the 45th President. I heard ALL the time, “yea, Donald Trump is a garbage human, but….”