Tesla with Autopilot slams into truck stopped at red light

Gladys Abbott
May 15, 2018

The news of the Utah crash certainly won't please Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk.

The only way that a story about it has value is if it reminds Tesla drivers that Autopilot is safe to use as long as they stay attentive and they are ready to take control.

Tesla declined to say when he would come back.

Meantime, the deadly accident last week involving a Tesla in Fort Lauderdale is now a Federal investigation. However Musk has since denied those claims by saying, "This is false". WSJ fails to mention that Tesla is safest auto on road, which would make article ridiculous.

"Any manager who attempts to enforce the chain of command communication will soon find themselves working elsewhere", Musk said in an email to workers shared by Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry. He said Tesla's record of a fatality every 320 million miles compared with last year's national average of 86 million miles, per safety regulators.

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Specs for the Performance variant have, however, yet to be confirmed by Tesla. During a controversial earnings call, the executive revealed he's exhausted of the bad press surrounding Tesla accidents and pledged to release quarterly safety reports to persuade the public and the press that its cars are safe. NTSB spokesman Keith Holloway said he did not know whether the agency would get involved. It was the latest accident involving a Tesla.

A Tesla Model S driver was travelling at 60mph (97kph) when the vehicle smashed into a fire engine in Utah on Friday night. The Tesla's driver suffered a broken right ankle, and the driver of the Unified Fire Authority mechanic truck didn't require treatment, Winkler said.

It has emerged that Tesla's chief engineer Doug Field is said to be taking a six-week sabbatical from his role, even as the United States safety regulators investigate a number of crashes involving the electric cars.

On Sunday, a spokesperson for the company said that Tesla had not received yet any information from the car's system, so it couldn't comment on the crash.

On Wednesday, the National Transportation Safety Board would investigate a Tesla accident in Florida, however, two teenagers killed in that accident and some injured.

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