Tesla Model S Train Track Jump
We made worldwide news once again with our video analysis of the September 2018 train track jump incident in Barrie, Ontario, Canada involving a Tesla Model S. This analysis, conducting with Virtual CRASH 4, involved estimating the horizontal travel distance between two line-of-sight intersection points of the Tesla as it was airborne. The time interval during which the Tesla traveled between these two intersection points was estimated by using a frame-by-frame analysis of the video itself. From this information, we were able to obtain an estimate for Tesla’s minimum launch speed. Our work was featured in sites such as Popular Mechanics Russia, Autoblog.md, Joinfo.ua, and AutoExpert.md.
Here we see, based on Google Earth elevation data, Virtual CRASH 4 predicts the Tesla launched along a 5 degree incline.
Our full analysis can be seen below: