• @uriel238
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    9328 days ago

    Whenever essential functions (e.g. access) are powered, they’re supposed to have manual overrides. I’m pretty sure this is a regulatory requirement even here in the States where we’re stupid and regulatory agencies are mostly captured.

    So WTF happened, Tesla? Where’s the manual override for when the battery fails?

        • @Darkassassin07@lemmy.ca
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          4628 days ago

          No. You just need to be able to exit without power. Getting back in mechanically isn’t a requirement.

          It should be, but it’s not.

        • @DBNinja@lemm.ee
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          1228 days ago

          You can also “jump” the car to open it via a 12V access port in the front.

              • @AbidanYre@lemmy.world
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                2528 days ago

                They did

                The child was safely removed from the car after firefighters used an ax to smash through a window

                • @cybersandwich@lemmy.world
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                  1128 days ago

                  I know.

                  My response was to the previous comment.

                  In a non Tesla, if someone is locked in a car, what happens? There isn’t some secret “let me in” button. You just break a window. This is a dumb story.

                  • @Kecessa@sh.itjust.works
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                    2928 days ago

                    If someone is locked in your car and you’re the owner you simply use the key and open the door, no need to break anything, except in a Tesla.

                  • @skulblaka@startrek.website
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                    1728 days ago

                    I mean, presumably if I’m standing outside my car with a key, I just unlock the door and open it. Can’t do that with a dead tesla.

              • @Lost_My_Mind@lemmy.world
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                1428 days ago

                Yeah…because breaking the window as your first option in an emergancy is a GREAT idea. No need for a manual handle with a key, right? What a stupid idea that would be.

                • FaceDeer
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                  928 days ago

                  It’s not your first option in an emergency. Normally you just open the door. Breaking the glass is several layers of things-not-working deep.

                • @catloaf@lemm.ee
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                  728 days ago

                  Tempered glass is designed to not be sharp when broken. But they break a window furthest from the person inside to limit damage.

                  They can also use some tools to remove the window in mostly one piece after cracking it, rather than smashing it and sending glass flying.

                  • @Soggy@lemmy.world
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                    928 days ago

                    Tempered glass is still sharp but it breaks into tiny pieces so it can’t cut deeply.

      • @Xtallll
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        2228 days ago

        Those are inside the car, doesn’t help if there’s a toddler stuck in the car.

    • @assassin_aragorn@lemmy.world
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      1527 days ago

      It’s basic safety for industrial plants to designate powered equipment as “fail open” or “fail closed” or on/off. It’s shocking that this wasn’t applied to Tesla cars.

      We really need an industry that performs industrial grade HAZOPs on consumer products and publishes a report for everyone to see.