Elon Musk Hits Traffic Pylon With New Cybertruck After Dinner in Malibu

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  1. Calliers

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    Billionaire tech icon Elon Musk turned a lot of heads in Malibu, California on Saturday night when he showed up to a swanky restaurant in his new Tesla Cybertruck. But Musk’s night on the town included at least one embarrassing hiccup. The founder of Tesla and SpaceX hit a traffic pylon with his shiny new vehicle that some Twitter users joked was roughly the height of a small child.

    Musk was spotted at Nobu, one of the more expensive Japanese restaurants in L.A., where the new Cybertruck got a lot of attention on Saturday. According to celebrity news site TMZ the valets at Nobu decided to keep the truck front and center in the parking lot, where passersby stopped to get a peek at the new electric vehicle. At one point, Musk even came out of the restaurant with actor Edward Norton to show off his eye-catching vehicle.

    The Cybertruck was first unveiled at an awkward ceremony on November 21 where windows were shattered during a demonstration of how “bulletproof” the truck was, but this weekend’s blunder was arguably more cringeworthy.


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    Traffic pylon... wtf are they talking about?

    Pylons are usually reinforced concrete or steel with cement in the center that are planted in the ground in order to prevent vehicles or whatever from crossing beyond it's point (protection for pedestrians or what have you). They made it sound like he his something like this doing what would be severe damage to a vehicle.

    A bloody traffic cone however, people hit those all the time, shit simply breathing in their direction can knock them over.

    Considering the fact that so many "modern" parking lots provide next to no turning radius or room to wiggle, it's certainly not new worthy to even mention this.

    Embarrassing? What level of idiocy would consider this an embarrassing thing? This reads like tabloid "gotcha" nonsense where the target is elon musk, and his new cybertruck... which they want to parrot the nonsense that it's some kind of joke of a vehicle.

    Engineers, and many within the science community find the truck quite a thing, and i certainly find it appealing considering it's engineering and design is fantastic.
     
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