Napetost med testnimi vozniki cestnih mul in fotografi je vedno nekoliko napeto. Inženirji se morajo čim bolj izogibati fotografom, ki želijo ujeti detajl avtomobila, toda, le kdo ne bi fotografiral zebro na štirih kolesih?
Precej jezen na poklicnega fotografa, ki preži nad razvojnimi vozili, je bil inženir švedskega Volva. Tako zavzeto je branil študijo volva XC40, da se je v navalu jeze fizično lotil fotografa in njegovega fotoaparata.
Nekdo se očitno počuti kot filmska zvezda in mu avtoparaci (paparaci) smrdijo že na daleč.
I was filming the Volvo XC40 testing in the Rockies when the engineer lost it. He decided that I had filmed enough and wanted to break my camcorder. My wife was in the car so it made things a little interesting. After the video ends he approached my wife at which point I said "If you go near her I'll knock you out" and at that point he came to his senses.
I told him that you can't just attack people for videoing in public and told him that I knew he was here on a visa. He started apologizing and explained that he gets chewed out every time the car gets video'd/photographed, but his bosses don't understand that you can't hide a car that looks like a zebra.
I told him I wouldn't show the video to local police, and I never saw him again. I ended up having a bruise on my arm for about two weeks.