In the movie Tenet, there's a car chase scene involving two cars, one of which, an Audi, is inverted or traveling backwards in time. The other, a BMW, is traveling forwards in time.
In this scene, the Audi first travels in reverse to the BMW. This makes sense as the Audi is inverted - at some point in the future the Audi will pass the BMW so inverting the Audi in the future would reverse it back to the point where it passes the BMW.
As the Audi passes the BMW it momentarily loses control after coming in contact with the BMW's side mirror. It then proceeds to "chase" the BMW in reverse. A clip of the scene can be found here.
Why doesn't the Audi change its orientation so that it and the BMW are traveling in the same direction? I might can clarify this question with the following conventions.
- BMW is traveling North, facing North
- Audi is traveling South, facing North
- Audi comes in contact with BMW, spins out briefly, passing it
- Audi continues chasing the BMW North while facing South
Shouldn't the Audi chase the BMW North facing North after the collision? If when the car is inverted it travels South facing North, wouldn't it then at some point in the past have to been chasing the BMW in the North direction?