A naked man stopped Los Angeles traffic Tuesday by ripping off his clothes and dancing on his car’s roof. In a video uploaded to YouTube, firefighters are seen trying to coax the man down. According to Teddy Bliss, who identified himself as the video’s cameraman, said the video he filmed was just a small portion of the chaos that ensued.
“This all started when the guy driving the Tesla stopped in the middle of the PCH and jumped out of the car! Running around waving a shirt, acting like something was wrong with his Tesla,” he wrote in an email to the New York Daily News.
The naked man then jumped back into his car, driving wildly through traffic before crashing into a MIni Cooper. By that point both firefighters and ambulance personnel were at the scene. Police arrived shortly thereafter and helped load the man onto a stretcher.
Capt. Scott, of Pacific Palisades FIre Station 69, said the man may have had a “meltdown or psychiatric episode or was on a controlled substance.”
While GM is the main focus of automotive critics at the moment, Tesla is tidying up some of its own loose ends. Tesla plans to reinforce the undercarriage of about 16,000 cars with high-strength, titanium shields to reduce the risk of road debris puncturing the battery pack during unusual circumstances.
The National HIghway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) had been investigating two recent Tesla Model S fires, but hadn’t identified a safety defect that would warrant a recall. Tesla said the retrofittings are voluntary and must cars serviced at a certified Tesla service center, said Karl Brauer, Kelley Blue Book analyst in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.
In November, Tesla updated the car’s software to raise the ride height of the vehicle in hopes of allowing larger pieces of debris to pass freely underneath the car, preventing debris from penetrating the battery pack.
“We felt it was important to bring this risk down to virtually zero to give Model S owners complete peace of mind,” Musk said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.
Bitcoin, the new digital currency that is attempting to revolutionize global finance was used to buy something other than drugs and other illicit activities—a Tesla Model S.
The Model S, Tesla’s first foray into mass-market automotive production, is the future of electric automobiles.
The sale happened at Newport Lamborghini in Costa Mesa, Calif. However, why anyone would forgo a Lamborghini is still being investigated.
“Lamborghini Newport Beach is proud to announce that we are fully capable of accepting Bitcoin as legal tender for vehicles. We are excited to be opening the door to this new currency,” the dealership said in a blog post.
While the currency is still relatively new, it is gaining traction. Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is now accepting Bitcoin as an acceptable form of currency. It is still unknown how popular the currency will become, or even how well it will hold its value. Like all things in finance, many are worried that there could be an impending collapse.
All that is certain right now, is that the currency is a hot commodity. A dealership accepting it as a form of legal tender is a great step at legitimizing the currency for the mainstream.
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