I don’t know if it makes sense to drive an $80,000+ electric car as an UBER Lyft, but some ppl do:
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As seen in the SoMA on Folsom near 12th right, by the SF Eagle, not that there’s anything wrong with that:
No, it’s not sucking the data off of your cell phone – it’s Cruise Automation, baby. And it looks like they’re on the right path, unlike, say, so-called Elon Musk and his so-called “Autopilot.”
Play us out, SLATE’s Will Oremus:
“Crash, Not Accident” – A Misguided Campaign – It’s Why Journalists Now Use the Word CRASH Four Times in Three SentencesWednesday, July 6th, 2016
Here’s how things are in 2016:
— Drop The 'A' Word (@DroptheAword) July 1, 2016
All right, here’s what the “crash coalition” has to say.
“Accident” Definitions – Merriam-Webster: An unexpected happening causing loss or injury which is not due to any fault or misconduct on the part of the person injured but for which legal relief may be sought
Really? That’s odd. What kind of definition is this to cite? Hey, lets punch that phrasing into the Google to find:
Now we’re cooking. It turns out the real definition, the primary one, is:
“a sudden event (such as a crash) that is not planned or intended and that causes damage or injury”
So I don’t know how you could miss this at the very top of the webpage you cited, unless you’re being dishonest.
Similarly, I could tell you that the word “bad” means:
But that wouldn’t be honest, as that one is 35 definitions down from the typical meaning, which is, of course:
What accident means is that whatever occurred wasn’t on purpose. Like this aircraft accident, for example. These pilots didn’t intentionally kill themselves, right? If they had, you’d say, “This was no accident,” right?
OK, look forward to seeing the magic CRASH word all over even more, as journalists and MSM institutions bend to this campaign. It’s going to be crash this and crash that all the time. Crash crash crash, like a mantra.
But sometimes there’ll be pushback, like this:
You think the autopilot software hit the truck on purpose? https://t.co/pC8tClyB7r
— Will Oremus (@WillOremus) July 1, 2016
That’s the ticket…
Model S Teslas Vying for the Same Parking Space at the Western Addition Popeye’s – What Do You Call This Place – NoPA, DivCo – Is It So Special?Tuesday, December 15th, 2015
I don’t think NoPA is so special.
Hey look, your precious Northeast of Panhandle Area is actually in the Western Addition – here’s a map from just part of part of the WA:
And don’t ever search your house’s property records for the term “Western Addition,” ’cause you’ll be disappointed to find that term in there, over and over.
But no no, area millionaire homeowners association – please go on and on about your petty concerns. Tell EVERYBODY.
I’ll tell you, there was a time when most of the Lotus Eliseses I saw in the Bay Area were Lotus Eliseses. Then a few years back, most of the Elises I saw were Tesla Roadsters. And then, starting a year or two ago most of the Lotus Elise I’ve seen on the Bay Area went back to being actual Lotus Elise. Isn’t that funny?
Like here, for instance. Is this the first Tesla Roadster I’ve seen this year? The past year? I think so.
Man, they’re hard to tell apart, the gas and electric versions. The Tesla version is less stubby, but I generally need to see the “T” logo to be sure. Isn’t that sad?
I guess having a Roadster isn’t a thang anymore. So they sit around garages, aging, slowly discharging, and gathering dust. They never really were practical, you know?
Now let’s hear some government-subsidized propaganda from yesteryear:
“One of the more common misconceptions about the Tesla Roadster is that it is an electrified Lotus Elise. This has been an interesting problem to deal with because the Tesla is vastly different from an Elise and it is important that people are aware of this.”
But in fact, the Tesla Roadster is/was an electrified Lotus Elise. Exactly. Take an Elise, stretch the chassis, throw out the Toyota engine (frankly, the best thing about the vehicle, you know, with billions invested over the years, coming from what’s still the best car manufacturer in the world) add a very heavy battery pack and a motor and boom there’s your Tesla Roadster.
The dude what wrote all that back in aught-eight shortly later quit / got fired / resigned – it’s hard to say.
The question now is whether you’d rather operate the original gas powered version or the newer electric kind. Certainly the gas-powered one handles better, due to its lightness. But both versions are impractical two-seaters, so maybe that’s why most people don’t own/use/garage either kind. Oh well.
Anyway, that’s the sad end to the vaunted Tesla Roadster – it’s still in the back of your closet, but you don’t wear it anymore…
How Tesla CEO Elon Musk is WRONG WRONG WRONG About How the Fremont Assembly Plant Has Been in Operation for “Over 60 Years”Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
Here’s the background:
Which you can swallow or not, but I have a beef with this part in particular:
“However, the 20 year mark is simply when the last of the incentives expires. The Gigafactory itself will continue contributing economically to Nevada for much longer. Our automotive plant in California has been in operation for over 60 years with no foreseeable end in sight.”
Well, first of all, there’s nothing to stop Tesla or its successor from threatening to move away unless it receives another massive subsidy from the people of Nevada, right? So that’s just wrong.
But, more importantly, what’s up with this “over 60 years” thing? Let’s take a look.
Fremont Assembly began operations in 1963, right? 2014 minus 1963 = 51 years, right? 51 years is less than “over 60 years,” right?
And that doesn’t mean that this place was “in operation,” all that time, right?
And actually, it didn’t make sense to have such a big old GM factory in the Bay Area so it shut down in 1982. Let’s get some more deets:
“Operated as GM plant from 1963 to 1982, then became the site of NUMMI, GM’s joint venture with Toyota and the only major auto assembly plant remaining in California. Closed April 1, 2010, partially reopening as the Tesla Factory, an automobile assembly plant for Tesla Motors”
So Fremont Assembly was massively downsized when Toyota was coerced into starting up NUMMI, which lasted just 16 years.
Then NUMMI got massively downsized and now what’s left has been a Tesla factory for a couple years.
Now you might think that that’s good or bad, but this record sure doesn’t match what Elon Musk has to say.
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