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Moment Speeding Tesla Model X Smashes Its Opened ‘Falcon Wing’ Door Into A London Double-Decker Bus

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Moment Speeding Tesla Model X Smashes Its Opened 'Falcon Wing' Door Into A London Double-Decker Bus - autojosh

Moment speeding all-electric Tesla Model X smashes distinctive ‘Falcon Wing’ Door straight into a London double-decker bus.

It is unclear how the driver was not alerted that the door was open as it has a warning alarm that is set off when the doors are open.

The falcon wing doors, also known as a Gullwing door or an up-door, is a car door that is hinged at the roof rather than the side.

It was pioneered by Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, first as a race car in 1952 (W194), and then as a production sports car in 1954.





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This is the shocking moment a Tesla Model X smashes into a double decker bus in London after the driver failed to shut the SUV’s distinctive falcon wing doors.

It is unclear how the driver was not alerted that the door was open as the system features a warning alarm which is set off when the double-hinged falcon doors are open.

Moment Speeding Tesla Model X Smashes Its Opened 'Falcon Wing' Door Into A London Double-Decker Bus - autojosh

Moment Speeding Tesla Model X Smashes Its Opened 'Falcon Wing' Door Into A London Double-Decker Bus - autojosh

Luckily, no one was injured during the crash, but the TfL’s Head of Bus Business Development confirmed that the incident was really frightening, especially for the bus driver.

‘This would have been a very frightening experience for the bus driver, who we wish well, and we are supporting the bus operator’s ongoing investigation.’





Moment Speeding Tesla Model X Smashes Its Opened 'Falcon Wing' Door Into A London Double-Decker Bus - autojosh

Moment Speeding Tesla Model X Smashes Its Opened 'Falcon Wing' Door Into A London Double-Decker Bus - autojosh

The Tesla Model X is the all-electric tric automaker’s most advanced car yet, boasting a radar and sonar systems that allows partial self-driving as well as distinctive doors card the falcon wing doors.

The falcon wing doors, also known as a Gullwing door or an up-door, is a car door that is hinged at the roof rather than the side. It was pioneered by Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, first as a race car in 1952 (W194), and then as a production sports car in 1954.

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