Thursday, 24 May, 2018

Tesla driver dies in Switzerland after vehicle crashes and bursts into flames

Embattled Musk 'thoroughly reorganising' Tesla Police probe whether Autopilot feature was on in Tesla crash
Preston Stone | 15 May, 2018, 20:28

Tesla confirmed the contents of the email after they were reported by the Wall Street Journal.

Waymo, Alphabet's self-driving unit, said on Sunday that Matthew Schwall had joined the company from Tesla.

"To ensure that Tesla is well prepared for the future, we have been undertaking a thorough reorganization of our company".

He added: The number of sort of third-party contracting companies that we're using has really gotten out of control, so we're going to scrub the barnacles on that front. So there's going to be a lot of barnacle removal. But there's been a growing push by short-sellers and some traditional supporters have begun asking more troubling questions - many now expecting Tesla to have to raise new capital despite Musk's claim that it has enough cash in hand to get through 2018 without a new stock offering.

"Tesla has not yet received any data from the vehicle and thus does not know the facts of what occurred, although it appeared to be a high-speed collision", the statement said.

On Friday, a driver of a Tesla Model S auto told The Associated Press that the vehicle was operating in Autopilot mode when it slammed into the back of a fire truck stopped at a red light while traveling at 60 miles per hour in South Jordan, Utah.

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The driver of the fire department vehicle suffered minor whiplash and was not taken to a hospital.

On 2 May a U.S. traffic safety regulator contradicted Tesla's claim that the agency had found that its Autopilot technology significantly reduced crashes.

Facing increasing problems that have raised concerns about both Tesla's technology and manufacturing operations, CEO Elon Musk has ordered a shake-up of the company's management structure.

The Bellinzona city fire brigade reportedly pulled down from its Facebook page a comment a day earlier that had suggested that the vehicle's lithium-ion batteries could have triggered a phenomenon involving a "rapid and unstoppable increase in temperature" in the accident on Thursday.

The crash, in which the Tesla driver was injured, comes as federal safety agencies investigate the performance of Tesla's semi-autonomous driving system.

The National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB) spokesperson Keith Holloway said it has not opened up an investigation into the crash, but might yet do so.

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