A somewhat amusing moment was caught on camera at Tesla’s booth during the Geneva Motor show last week. A reporter from the German magazine Wirtschafts Woche was interviewing Tesla’s head in Germany and Switzerland Jochen Rudat, a rising-star in Tesla’s organisation after the company’s success in Switzerland.
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While interviewing Rudat in the Model X, which Tesla brought to the show for its European debut, BMW CEO Harald Kruger jumped in the backseat next to Rudat. It took a few seconds for the reporter to realize what was happening, but he quickly recognized him and asked him what he thinks of the vehicle.
As soon as he realized that the journalist recognized him, he started frantically pushing the button to open the door. Harald didn’t formulate much of an opinion about the car, but he said that the Model X was really only a “prototype” and not a production car, even though Tesla has been delivering the vehicle to customers since late last year.
The CEO then quickly rushed out of the car and hit his head on the Falcon-Wing door on his way out:
Hat tip to Chris for sending us the video!
Karma or Model X’s AI is more advanced than we think?
Update: Some people are saying that it is a design flaw and that it should have opened completely, but it looks like it stopped there because someone outside the vehicle grabbed the door as it was opening.
Also brilliant comment from the Reddit thread:
“He literally hit himself on the head with denial…” – CadarF