Just 600 miles short-- Driver OK

That sucks. I'll have ta look into the details later: I wanna know who was responsible for it.

Apparently there was a car crash just ahead of the Roadster. And apparently they are trying to fix it and complete the tour nevertheless...

If I was in Germany (which unfortunately I'm not) I'd lend him parts off my roadster long enough to get him finished. I hope he can still win.

TM put 5 techs on it full-time! Up to the painting stage now. He had about a 10-day lead on the French team, so should make it!!

I don't know how this would work on a forum like this but is it somehow possible to merge the thread below to this one?

Can a fellow German roadster owner lend him their car and/or possibly join him on the last leg of the race?

x-posting here: Just tweeted that car will be ready at 17h (probably meaning 5pm german time) today. No weeks, just three days after the crash. Great job Tesla!!

Like anyone doubted Tesla would be anything but awesome :P

Tesla rocked the repair, the car is on the road again. Congrats Tesla, go Rafael De Mestre!!

"Congrats Tesla, go* Rafael De Mestre!!"

But please, watch where you're going!

Yes, avoid pile-ups at all costs! Be ready to levitate the car on a moment's notice!


No need to levitate if you just keep reaction time + distance to stop the car to car in front of you. Unfortunately people tend to drive closer to each other than that, and if you leave that gap there is someone trying to get to that space.

...resisting temptation to rant...succeed.

In case you hadn't heard:
European Commission plans to make Autonomous Emergency Braking systems (AEBs) a mandatory requirement in all new vehicles on the Continent by 2014.

Hopefully we can get this in the US also