Two unattractive Tesla videos removed from social media

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Yesterday I left for Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, and as you might expect, was quite busy atonement and apologizing to many, many people for whom I have been a jackass or whose jackets. But I saw it by mistake or whatever. In the midst of all this, I noticed that at least two videos showing unattractive depictions of Tesla were suddenly removed, leading to a lot of (mostly baseless) speculation online. This is all interesting and funny, so let’s see what happened.

First, let me say that there is currently no conclusive evidence that Tesla himself arranged for the video to be removed, and I’m not going to suggest that unless there is actually evidence supporting it.

Now, I’ll admit that I’m actually not really crazy about writing so much about Tesla, often negatively, and I promise you I’m not doing it because it excites me or anything. Is. I’ve made it very clear that I think Tesla vehicles are, by and large, fantastically engineered.. But Tesla is interesting to many, and testing semi-automatic driving software on public roads is one of the biggest driving questions of the moment, and Tesla generates passionate responses, as we can see here in this situation. , where there is much speculation about some kind of conspiracy being involved in the removal of these videos:

The image for the article titled Two Unflattering Tesla Videos was taken off social media yesterday

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The first video in question was of a Tesla Model 3 driving too fast, hit by a bump in the road, causing some sort of impact on the battery tray, which then burst into flames, burning up when crashed Moved the battery cells around. . You can make out a flash in the top image.

The original poster of the video stated that it removed the video in honor of the families of those involved in the wreck:

Which, of course, is understandable. Internet being the Internet, that video was duplicated and is still available everywhere. In honor of the family, I will not give a link to the video here. It has the original poster’s name and phone number watermarked around it, which makes it hard to see, but you can tell what’s going on.

reminiscent of rubble one This happened just over a year ago, when a speeding Model 3 crashed and sent burning battery cells flying., set fire to a bed in a nearby apartment.

There is a lot of speculation that the poster of the video was paid to remove the video, but, again, there is no evidence.

We reached out to the person who shot and posted the video, Ian, and asked him why he posted the video in the first place. He decided to publish the video because he wanted to draw some attention to the accident, he said.

“I don’t think it’s a controversial opinion that cars shouldn’t explode.”

Ian also noted that he sent the video to the NHTSA and NTSB, as well as to the Miami Police. He also said that the watermark was there Stop Local TV stations did not use it, and removed it due to requests from the families of those in the car, No Because he was paid. In context, I think he handled about as much as anyone could.

The second video that was attempted to be taken off the internet yesterday is probably a stranger. It was a video showing a driver in the Seattle area testing Full Self Driving (FSD) Beta 10 software, and the car in that video making a way for some pedestrians at a crosswalk.

The original video has become unavailable:

…seems to be due to a DMCA copyright challenge:

I don’t know for sure who issued the DMCA challenge to the video; Of course people are suggesting that Tesla was behind it, but I don’t think Tesla would have a copyright claim on the video they didn’t shoot. The original poster of the video could have done so, although it would have been a bit strange since they made the video public in the first place, but who knows at this point.

Of course, the internet will have internet, so you can still watch the video:

It’s a very dangerous failure there; I’m not sure if the lady in the red coat owed that Model 3 money or something, but the car was definitely pointing itself right.

Independently, these two videos show what very important issues are with Tesla’s cars. The first raises a lot of questions about what happened when the car’s pan apparently impacted the ground to burst and ignite the battery pack – was there a suspension failure that allowed it to go down so violently? was given? Was there any other factor at play?

It’s hard to tell, but it’s clearly an issue worth looking into.

As for FSD pedestrian-hunting videos, I think if Tesla and their owners are going to insist on testing beta software that controls a 4,000+ pound car on public roads, the more transparency the better, and that means That video showing how the car behaves, the good and the bad, should be available for the public to see.

Only seems appropriate if it’s on public roads, doesn’t it?

Again, we don’t know for sure why these viral-trending videos were removed, but both being removed on the same day is, at least, interesting, and it will be worth watching, along with other potentially ineffective videos. What happens in the future?

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