“I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, I feel it is my moral and ethical duty never to create something as dangerous as a motorcycle… Plus, it would interfere with my work on passenger rockets to mars, flame throwers, and cars that go 0-60 in 2 seconds while the driver sleeps.”
These were the words of Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla after yet another story emerged of a motorcyclist being hit by a Tesla on autopilot.
“I tried to warn people that motorcycles were dangerous,” Elon said. “I hate to say I told you so, but I told you so. Teslas are picking them off like they’ve been programmed to mimic the driving of an 85-year-old late for Bingo night.”
Elon has long considered motorcycles too dangerous for public roads after he himself got into a wreck at a young age.
When asked if this past trauma and fear of being in danger could have caused him to instinctively block out motorcycles when programming ‘things to avoid’ into the autopilot of Tesla models, Elon had this to say:
“You clearly don’t know who you’re talking to, so let me clue you in,” Elon said. “I am not in danger. I am the danger. A guy hops on a motorcycle and gets knocked over and you think that of me? No. I am the one who knocks… them over.”