Maid Killed by BMW 3 Series Folding Roof
It seems that the car was has partially been pulled out of the garage, which probably means that she moved the car in order to do her job properly. It is believed that she accidentally triggered the roof’s mechanism, which led to the tragedy, or that the car decided to close the roof all by itself.
Let’ s rule out the latter situation, as it seems pretty improbable. But still, this raises one huge question: why didn’t BMW fit the roof with a safety feature that would stop the folding process when it senses interference such as that used for electric windows?
We’re really curious to see what happens next. Is BMW guilty? what have/haven’t other automotive producers done to prevent such a situation? Will you ever ride in a convertible without being scared to death again?
You see, we’ve recently had a discussion here in the office, about how proud we are that the automotive industry is ahead of the aeronautical one in terms of safety, simply because the rate of features implemented prior to accidents is smaller.
We know we’ll be extra careful when testing this kind of cars from now on and we are advising you to do the same.
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I hate that!
But it seems that Nissan knew that there are idiots everywhere...