Telsa rear-ends fire truck in Indiana, killing Arizona woman

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    Telsa rear-ends fire truck in Indiana, killing Arizona woman

    The Associated Press Published 3:15 p.m. ET Dec. 30, 2019 | Updated 3:20 p.m. ET Dec. 30, 2019

    Cloverdale, Ind. – Indiana police are investigating a fatal crash involving a Tesla car that rear-ended a fire truck parked along Interstate 70, killing an Arizona woman and seriously injuring her husband.

    Derrick N. Monet, 25, of Prescott Valley, Arizona, was behind the wheel of a 2019 Tesla traveling along I-70 in western Indiana’s Putnam County when he failed to the see the parked fire truck Sunday morning and plowed into its rear, said Sgt. Matt Ames with Indiana State Police.

    A 2019 Tesla, driven by a Derrick N. Monet, age 25, of Prescott Valley, Arizona, failed to observe the emergency vehicle positioned in the passing lane of I-70, running into the back of the parked fire truck.

    Both Monet and his wife, Jenna N. Monet, 23, also of Prescott Valley, Arizona, were seriously injured. Jenna Monet was later pronounced dead at a Terre Haute hospital.

    Police said the Cloverdale Fire Department fire truck was parked along the highway, its emergency lights activated while responding to a single-vehicle crash, when Sunday’s collision occurred, police said.

    Driver Derrick Monet, 25, and a passenger, his wife, Jenna N. Monet, age 23, both of Prescott Valley, Arizona, received serious injuries after their 2019 Tesla ran into the rear of a parked fire truck on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, on I-70 in Putnam County, Indiana.

    Ames said Derrick Monet told investigators he regularly uses his Tesla’s autopilot mode, but that “due to the impact of the accident he cannot recall whether or not he had it on at the time of the accident.”

    State police are continuing to investigate whether or not the autopilot was activated and planned to contact Tesla as part of their investigation, he said.

    Ames said that at the time of Sunday’s crash the Monets were traveling from Arizona to Maryland.

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    Re: Telsa rear-ends fire truck in Indiana, killing Arizona woman

    Sad. Not ready for prime time now nor in the foreseeable future.

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    Re: Telsa rear-ends fire truck in Indiana, killing Arizona woman

    I am starting to lose track of how many tesla's have rear ended emergency and police vehicles. Is there software in them that turns the car towards these vehicles?

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    Re: Telsa rear-ends fire truck in Indiana, killing Arizona woman

    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpole View Post
    Sad. Not ready for prime time now nor in the foreseeable future.
    Inducing over-confidence among a crowd that already spends too much time (i.e. ANY) watching/playing with their MagicPhones vs. wasting their time and energy actually driving, in a not-ready-for-prime-time toy, is asking for trouble. I know Elon has more money than God, but a few 8-figure settlements can't be good for any company.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vagon11 View Post
    I am starting to lose track of how many tesla's have rear ended emergency and police vehicles. Is there software in them that turns the car towards these vehicles?
    It seems like they may have a crow-like function built into "autopilot," causing it to be attracted to shiny objects or flashing lights.
    Someone should do a bug-run through that program to see if some saboteur slipped a monkey wrench or three into the genius device.
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    Re: Telsa rear-ends fire truck in Indiana, killing Arizona woman

    Unsafe at any speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eaton53 View Post
    Unsafe at any speed.
    Does Ralph have a new book out? That's a great title! Wonder if he's thought about it?
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    Re: Telsa rear-ends fire truck in Indiana, killing Arizona woman

    Well, Super Cruise has not killed anyone yet. Cadillac's system is superior..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    Well, Super Cruise has not killed anyone yet. Cadillac's system is superior..
    Now if Caddy just had a salesman like Musk. Or ANY sort of ad campaign.
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    Re: Telsa rear-ends fire truck in Indiana, killing Arizona woman

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    Well, Super Cruise has not killed anyone yet. Cadillac's system is superior..
    Is it even out yet?

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    Re: Telsa rear-ends fire truck in Indiana, killing Arizona woman

    Quote Originally Posted by eaton53 View Post
    Unsafe at any speed.
    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    Does Ralph have a new book out? That's a great title! Wonder if he's thought about it?
    Part Two or the sequel maybe. This thing they have going at Tesla is obviously not ready for prime time without a whole host of driving habit changes and ridding of distractions of the self inflicted kind inside the automobile as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1958carnut View Post
    Part Two or the sequel maybe. This thing they have going at Tesla is obviously not ready for prime time without a whole host of driving habit changes and ridding of distractions of the self inflicted kind inside the automobile as well.
    You are not going to change people. They are addicted to their satanic devices, half the people in this town are on their phones rather than driving, at any given moment.
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    Re: Telsa rear-ends fire truck in Indiana, killing Arizona woman

    Why they call it autopilot is beyond me. They open themselves up to an immediate lawsuit.

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    Re: Telsa rear-ends fire truck in Indiana, killing Arizona woman

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    You are not going to change people. They are addicted to their satanic devices, half the people in this town are on their phones rather than driving, at any given moment.
    And that's half the people in my town and the next town over and the next town over and the next town over and the next town over and the next town over and the next town over and the next town over...OMG!!!


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    Re: Telsa rear-ends fire truck in Indiana, killing Arizona woman

    Quote Originally Posted by eaton53 View Post
    Unsafe at any speed.
    Some drivers are unsafe at any speed.

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    And the very worst of customer service, people bitch about the Hyundai experience?

    This is super bad.

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