Tesla CEO Elon Musk Defends Self-Driving Cars After Latest Crash

16 May, 2018, 11:44 | Author: Mary Valdez
  • The car burst into flames when it hit the central reservation of the motorway

The driver, whom police have not named, was taken to a hospital with a broken foot.

The driver in that incident died, but Tesla said he was pulled from the vehicle before it caught fire.

In a statement, the South Jordan Police Department said the driver admitted that she was looking at her phone prior to the collision.

The Tesla auto was travelling at 60 miles per hour when it hit the mechanic truck, which was stopped for the light on the South Bangerter Highway in South Jordan, Utah at 6:38 pm MT, the police said.

Winkler echoed some of Musk's comments, noting that even though the Tesla was extensively damaged, the driver's injuries were relatively minor.

Despite the rocky relationship between Tesla and the NTSB, agency spokesperson Keith Holloway said he's still uncertain as to whether the agency will open an investigation into the accident.

A Tesla Model S saloon. The company's autopilot system has recently come under the spotlight
A Tesla Model S saloon. The company's autopilot system has recently come under the spotlight

We spoke with Tesla to learn the extent of updates and found five updates that have been rolled out to existing Model 3 owners.

"They could certainly if they wanted to, they certainly have the financial capacity to do so", said former Apple CEO John Sculley in an interview with TheStreet. Although the Model S can be driven autonomously, it remains unclear whether the car's autopilot feature was turned on at the time of the crash. He also noted that regardless of what onboard automation systems a vehicle has, drivers are still required to maintain physical control of their vehicles. While the Model S owner's manual says drivers should not use Autopilot on city streets, it does not prohibit them from doing so.

In any case, the National Transportation Safety Board and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have taken an interest in the recent accidents to determine if the technology is being rolled out safely. It is unclear if it will now investigate the Utah incident, as well.

While Apple has made significant purchases of other smaller companies in the past, if Apple buys Tesla it will be for billions rather than millions.

Tesla Inc's Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said production of its crucial Model 3 sedan is likely to exceed 500 vehicles per day this week, automotive news website Electrek reported on Tuesday.

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