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“Bright” Vlogger Tests Model X Door-Closing Sensors With His Hand

While the vehicles we drive and the tools we use continue to get smarter and smarter, proof that humans don’t always follow suit abounds. The latest example of this is, ironically, tied in with arguably the most technologically advanced vehicle on the planet — the Tesla Model X and it’s beautiful falcon-wing doors.

The doors are equipped with a full suite of sensors that, when combined with the ability to pivot on two unique axes, allow them to open in even the tightest of spaces. When open, the doors allow most normal-sized adults to step into the rear of the car without having to duck, which is much appreciated for those of us who have enjoyed the interesting exercise in human body manipulations that are often required to enter the rear seats in some SUVs. But will it blend? Or in this case… will it close on a human hand and squash it like a bug?

That question must have been burning in the minds of a few adventurous folks over at the “Bright” YouTube channel, who also call into question the accuracy of the name of the channel, as they went into a Tesla showroom to film an update on the X and decided to put the rear doors to the test.

I personally would have opted for something a little less… attached to my body… but hey, that’s just me. Check out the video below, which was recently shared on the Tesla Motors subreddit.

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I'm a tech geek passionately in search of actionable ways to reduce the negative impact my life has on the planet, save money and reduce stress. Live intentionally, make conscious decisions, love more, act responsibly, play. The more you know, the less you need. As an activist investor, Kyle owns long term holdings in Tesla, Lightning eMotors, Arcimoto, and SolarEdge.


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