autopilot

Federal Study Said Tesla Autopilot Reduces Crashes by 40% – but Report Shows Increase of 60%

A new analysis of data from crashes involving Tesla vehicles has reportedly refuted claims previously made by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) about the safety of Elon Musk’s electric vehicles. The Analysis finds that rather than the Tesla autopilot feature reducing airbag deployments by 40 percent as the government claims, it actually resulted in nearly a 60 percent increase in airbag deployments.

Elon Musk, founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX, speaks at a news conference after the Falcon 9 SpaceX heavy rocket launched successfully from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018.

Tesla was Under SEC Audit before Autopilot Crashes

Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA:NYSE) will release its second quarter 2016 results on August 3, with the company still losing gobs of cash, stock down 12 percent in the last 12 months, the hands-free autopilot suffering three product failure crashes, and the SEC looking into the company regarding accounting violations prior to the autopilot allegedly killing a driver.

Elon Musk and Tesla 3 (Justin Prichard / Associated Press)

NHTSA Launches ‘Review’ of Tesla Autopilot Fatal Crash

After a Tesla Model S with its semi-autonomous autopilot on crashed into a tractor trailer last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) Office of Defects initiated a formal “review.” The NHTSA has opened a preliminary evaluation into a

Elon Musk (Haiko Jumne / AFP / Getty)

Regulators Want ‘Suicide’ Function for Tesla

Tesla Motors stock jumped by $5 at the opening on January 11 in response to an update to its hands-free operation, but then ethical concerns that drivers would do crazy things caused a $10 plunge. In October, Tesla October released

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