Elon Musk says Tesla will be 'thoroughly reorganised'

Elon Musk says Tesla will be 'thoroughly reorganised'

Police in a Salt Lake City suburb say it's not immediately known whether a Tesla Model S sedan's semi-autonomous Autopilot driving system was in use when it rear-ended a truck apparently without braking before impact at approximately 60 miles per hour. Police reiterated that warning Monday.

On Friday night a Tesla Model S sedan traveling at about 97km/h smashed into a fire engine that was stopped at a red light about 30 kilometres south of Salt Lake City, Utah. The driver of the Tesla, who was taken to the hospital with a broken foot, has yet to be named, and police reported she did not brake before impact of the crash.

A Tesla spokesperson told Newsweek on Tuesday: "Tesla has not yet received any data from the auto and thus does not know the facts of what occurred, including whether Autopilot was engaged".

The NTSB and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are investigating at least two other crashes involving Tesla vehicles.

The driver of the fire truck was evaluated for whiplash but was not hospitalized. "An impact that speed usually results in severe injury or death".

Tesla said its autopilot system is unlikely to have been a factor in the crash, but it marks the agency's fourth active investigation into crashes of the company's electric vehicles. Last week a Model S crashed into a concrete wall and caught fire in Florida, killing two teenagers. The agency has said it does not expect the semi-autonomous system to be a focus of that investigation.

A 48-year-German driver died on Thursday when his vehicle hit a barrier on a motorway in the canton of Ticino, southern Switzerland.

Tesla had recently disclosed information about a crash to the public, the crash involved one of Tesla's Model X Sport semiautonomous vehicle; a person was killed when the vehicle collided with a road barrier.

In April, Musk was asked by "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King, "what's the goal of having autopilot if you still have to put your hands on the wheel?" "Approx 4X better than avg", Musk said.

In a world in which Elon Musk found himself with increasingly fewer friends, one thing was certain: Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas, always eager for that lead left spot in the next Tesla convertible, would stick with Tesla and Musk through thick and thin, no matter what.

"As a reminder for drivers of semi-autonomous vehicles, it is the driver's responsibility to stay alert, drive safely, and be in control of the vehicle at all times", Winkler added.