Truck Transporting Teslas Strikes Underside Of Bridge

MAR 3 2017 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 18

A truck transporting a few Teslas recently struck the underside of a bridge in Switzerland.

It appears as though only a Peugeot van was damaged though. It seems the two Model X SUVs loaded on top of the truck carrier missed the bridge by inches due to their lower overall height.

Teslarati adds:

“The photo was captured by Swiss media outlet Blick showing the aftermath of the accident at the Brüggstrasse pass in Biel. According to local police reports, no one was hurt in the incident.”

It’s believed that the transport truck had left the nearby Bern service center to delivery the three new Model X onboard to owners.

The isn’t the first time a Tesla transport truck has been involved in an accident and it certainly won’t be the last. This time though, all the onboard Xs escaped unscathed.

Source: Blick via Teslarati

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18 Comments on "Truck Transporting Teslas Strikes Underside Of Bridge"

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speculawyer

“It seems the two Model X SUVs loaded on top of the truck carrier missed the bridge by inches due to their lower overall height”

Telsa’s dogged dedication to aerodynamics pays off again! 😉

Kdawg

We need smart bridges, linked to smart cars. The bridge would have a scanner looking at the heights of the incoming vehicles. If one was too tall, it would send the vehicle a stop command.

MikeG

These type of bridge strikes usually result in a repair cost in the million dollar range.

Steven

A friend who drives auto transport trucks, like the one pictured, tells me that there are models of GPS devices that are specific to trucks. They have settings for truck height, length, width, weight class, and turning radius. When this information is entered, courses are plotted to avoid situations such as this.

But of course you have to buy them, and enter the correct information in order for them to be useful.

ffbj

Oh, the technology. I wonder if auto or driver assist would have prevented that.
Apparently they are not designed to look up that much.

MTN Ranger

Autopilot strikes again!

(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous

” all the onboard Xs escaped unscathed”

Uh, OK so what’s laying on the ground there????

DJ

Uh, a Peugeot 🙂

Kdawg

“It appears as though only a Peugeot van was damaged though.”

notting

What do you want to say with that article? Tesla auto-pilot failed to stop the truck? Because like “Tesla technology avoids that/is better” would be… 😉

notting

Bacardi

Never would have happened if the X’s were self driving themselves… 😛

Alex-VE

DUMBASS

Turboroggy

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

wavelet

Nice, deleting several comments complaining about the article itself as not being on-topic for the site, with nary an explanation or editorial comment from your side explaining why… If InsideEVs decide to delete this one as well, I expect an email about it.

I totally agree, my friendly comment about how this is news was also deleted. Can’t InsideEV’s handle any criticism anymore?

Wavelet As always feel free to wade in on why things something should or should not be a story, or why one agrees/disagrees with the premise… but the rules are pretty simple, in fact we only have three. No slander of site/personal attacks, no cursing, and no go wildly off-topic. So if your comment is delivered in a way to slander the site (which it was), its going to get deleted (and unfortunately Mark, that will derail any comments attached to the original slander). So to recap: “Hey Jay, I don’t think this story is in keeping with the site’s standards or my own” = acceptable “Hey Jay, why are you a dumbass and put this clickbait story here?” = not acceptable As a result, I don’t go out of my way to send courtesy emails to those who do know show me the same respect. Usually, when someone has been rude, or using cursing, they know why the post as been deleted and they just move on and/or just rephrase the comment to comply with our discussion standards and everything moves on like nothing happened…they don’t ask for us to publicly hand-slap them, or shoot them an email. But… Read more »

Thanks for the explanation Jay! I didn’t notice the post I replied to was unacceptable.

No worries at all, (=