In a since-deleted video of Instagram, the actress, singer, and sister of Britney Spears told her cats that they’d never heard of a Tesla come by.
Teslas operates more softly than gas-powered vehicles, like other hybrid cars. But sometimes the upside is the downside. The cats could not hear the approaching car, and could not dodge, causing catastrophic accidents.
Jamie Lynn Spears said that Elon Musk was going to sort out this accident, and that Musk owed her several cats. Spears suggested Teslas issue noises bothering animals to get out of the road. It indicated that the update would guarantee “aren’t caught off guard and things don’t end in a very tragic way.”
It turns out that by September 2020, Teslas and other electric cars would do so. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requires that the sounds of electric vehicles with a speed of under 18.6 miles per hour be created at least 43 decibels. This is for the dishwasher’s noise levels.It helps to ensure that blind, visually impaired, and other pedestrians can track and detect hybrid and electric vehicles in the surroundings.
Similar demands exist in Europe: all new models commercialized within the European Union of electric and hybrid vehicles should be fitted with a sound system since around July 2019.
According to several news reports in Jamie’s Instagram post, she said the video she lost at the time did not say how many cats they had lost. As Tesla (TSLA) hadn’t been noticed by cats and unfortunate things were happening, for those concerned, it was truly devastating and tragic.
Spears later returned her first post in another Instagram post — which she removed as well. She said she “did not run over any cats” and Tesla is “not to be blamed,” reported numerous news outlets. The actress also pointed out “user error is admittedly involved.”
Tesla’s written statement was not immediately answered.