Tesla is ramping up production of its all-important small auto.
In a statement, the South Jordan Police Department said the driver admitted that she was looking at her phone prior to the collision. In August 2015, when Tesla shares were around US$260, Morgan Stanley had a US$465 price target, with Jonas predicting that the company would introduce "Tesla Mobility, an app-based, on-demand mobility service", which could be worth as much as US$244 a share.
Responding to a user who indicated that Tesla's autopilot function still needs safety tweaking, Musk stated: "It certainly needs to be better & we work to improve it every day, but ideal is enemy of good".
South Jordan police said the Tesla Model S was going 60 miles per hour when it slammed into the back of a fire truck stopped at a red light.
Europeans must guarantee benefits to Iran of nuclear deal - Zarif
If the U.S. punishes European companies for doing business with Iran, foreign companies will likely walk away from Iran. Mogherini said "the aim" is to see how Iran and the Europeans "can coordinate actions" in order to preserve the deal.
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. "Approx 4X better than avg", Musk said.
The safety agency has yet to announce whether it will be looking into the Utah crash.
The driver in that incident died, but Tesla said he was pulled from the vehicle before it caught fire. If you are driving a Tesla equipped with Autopilot hardware, you are 3.7 times less likely to be involved in a fatal accident. We've explored many technologies and opted for the combination of a hands-on-wheel torsion sensor with visual and audio alerts, and we will of course continue to evaluate new technologies as we evolve the Tesla fleet over time. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is investigating at least two recent fires involving Tesla vehicles.
In one of those accidents, a woman in Utah broke her foot after she slammed into a truck when her auto allegedly ran a red light while it was in autopilot mode.