The Palo Alto electric vehicle maker has been taking a barrage of flak over Model 3 delays and other production issues. The majority of analysts and observers seem to be of the opinion that Tesla must first clear the problems around the models already in production, notably the Model 3, and then move on to other models.
In a statement, the South Jordan Police Department said the driver admitted that she was looking at her phone prior to the collision. Now, Musk has said in the email to the Tesla staff that it was "flattening the management structure to improve communication", and cutting activities that are not "not vital to the success of our mission".
The Tesla was traveling at 60 miles per hour when it hit the truck, which was stopped at a light.
Additionally, Musk also requested that employees inform him of "any specific bottlenecks" that may hinder the company from hitting the target so that he can take the necessary action to rectify the issue.
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It also added that it would implement more rigorous reviews to ensure the same thing would not happen again. The Global Times quoted Gap as saying that the T-shirt had not been released in China .
Tesla is still dealing with the fallout from a Model X crash earlier this year that claimed the life of the driver.
"We are making material reductions to our earnings estimates to reflect lingering manufacturing issues with the Model 3", Jonas said in a note to clients Tuesday. The NTSB had yet to announce whether they will be looking into the Utah crash.
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. "It is not a self-driving system", Musk said. 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. Police believe speed played a role and that the autopilot function was likely not switched on at the time of the accident. The family alleges the crash was the fault of Tesla's Autopilot feature.
The National Transportation Safety Board said it was not investigating the Utah crash.