Thursday, 16 August, 2018

Tesla Model S Owner Says Autopilot Was Enabled During Utah Crash

South Jordan Police Department shows a traffic collision involving a Tesla Model S sedan with a Fire Department mechanic truck Tesla bursts into flames after fatal crash in Switzerland (PHOTOS)
Jan Cook | 16 May, 2018, 15:12

Though it will still fall short of the earlier stated target of 5,000 units per week, the progress is significant considering the earlier reports that were warning about weekly production remaining below 2,000 units.

A driver was killed when the battery of his Tesla electric auto exploded when it crashed in southern Switzerland, the local fire brigade has claimed. Witnesses said the vehicle "did not brake or take any action to avoid the collision" but the driver has since admitted to police that she had been looking at her phone prior to the collision.

Jonas said Morgan Stanley was cutting its price target for Tesla stock to $291 from $376, according to CNBC.

Morgan Stanley automotive analyst Adam Jonas, one of Teslas biggest bulls, has dropped his price target for Elon Musk's electric vehicle company from $376 to $291, below the company's trading price at the close of market on Monday.

A Tesla spokesperson did not comment following the disclosure about the use of the feature.

The Tesla driver, who claimed to be using the autosteer feature, was transported to hospital with a broken right foot, while the driver of the vehicle that was hit was checked for injuries related to whiplash but not admitted for further checks.

Gap apologizes for China map T-shirt after backlash
USA airline Delta ( DAL ) and European clothing retailer Zara also came under fire over similar issues on their websites in China. The company said the product has been pulled from the Chinese market and destroyed.

"What's actually incredible about this accident is that a Model S hit a fire truck at 60 m.p.h. and the driver only broke an ankle", he added.

"That's why we made so many steps to improve this process over time", - said Tesla.

Autopilot, a form of advanced cruise control, handles some driving tasks and warns those behind the wheel they are always responsible for the vehicle's safe operation, Tesla has said. 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.

The safety agency has yet to announce whether it will be looking into the Utah crash. "Approx 4X better than avg", Musk said. [L5N1SL7R8] It was the latest accident involving a Tesla.

On Monday, firefighters in Switzerland said a fatal accident involving a Tesla may have set off a fire in the car's battery.

The NTSB is also investigating a Tesla Model S crash in Florida that left two people dead and another injured.

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