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Old 10-22-2017, 01:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Firefighting electric vehicle fires...

Austrian volunteer firefighting units secure breathing apparutus first before identifying specific EV brand and model to directly refer to that manufacter emergency response guides. The first responder units priority is to cool the down the battery and quickly get to the 'First Responder Disconnect Point' - to disconnect loop, disable the high voltage system and to shut off the airbags. To do this via the rear disconnect point, Tesla suggests that firefighters open the rear door closest to the charge port, and use a 12-inch circular saw to cut six inches through the label, which acts as a visual indicator for where to cut into the pillar.
The Austrian firefighting unit executed the procedures by the book.




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Old 10-23-2017, 04:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks for caring enough to make the claim. It turns out you can't trust something like that in a pile of twisted metal

That location on the Model S is the “First Responder Disconnect Point”—one of two in the vehicle (the first—which is called the cut loop—is in the frunk, which, in this case, was clearly inaccessible due to the crash).
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Old 10-23-2017, 08:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Looks like the car probably self drove into that closed lane, no comment about that in the article, but it has happened before where the self drive doesn't interpret lane shifts with construction properly. I think no matter what the car should be looking ahead and seeing barriers and smashing on the brakes before just taking the impact with a warning light or tone trying to get the driver to react weather in self drive mode or not. Isn't that how the other guy's auto braking systems work? Something is in the road, so the car applies the brakes, that concrete barrier sure looks like something in the road to me.

That and 5 trucks and 35 people needed to respond to a single car non-injury accident? Does the insurance cover some of that, or like the tax subsidy to buy one, do I get to pay for that special attention?

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