A Dutchman died after his Tesla collided with a tree, and it took firefighters hours to remove his body due to fears they could be electrocuted.
Tesla said on Wednesday that one of its cars had crashed in Beijing while in 'autopilot' mode, with the driver contending sales staff sold the function as 'self-driving', overplaying its actual capabilities.
Tesla Motors Inc told US Senate Commerce Committee staff it is considering two theories that may help explain what led to the 7 May fatal crash that killed a Florida man.
The top U.S. auto safety regulator said the government will not abandon efforts to speed the development of self-driving cars, despite a fatal accident involving a Tesla Model S operating on an autopilot system.
Tesla Motors Inc has ended a program that guaranteed the resale value of its cars, and lowered the starting price of its Model X crossover.
U.S. highway safety regulators have demanded that Tesla Motors Inc hand over detailed information about the design, operation and testing of its Autopilot technology following a May 7 fatal crash in which the system was in use.
Germany's Federal Office for Motor Vehicles (KBA) would not have approved the autopilot system installed on Tesla (TSLA.O) cars if the technology was still in a beta-phase version, it told German newspaper Welt am Sonntag.
Investigators found a laptop computer in the Tesla Model S sedan involved in a fatal crash in May while running on autopilot, Florida investigators said on Thursday, leaving it unclear whether the driver was distracted at the time.
Details have now emerged of Autopilot 2.0, an update to the current version of Autopilot in Tesla cars that will hopefully address the severe limitations of Autopilot.
Self-driving cars will need multiple detection systems including expensive infrared "lidar" technology if they are to be safe at high speeds, the chief executive of German autos supplier ZF Friedrichshafen said on Wednesday.
Tesla Motors alerted regulators to a fatality in one of its electric cars in partial self-driving Autopilot mode nine days after it crashed, the company said on Tuesday, defending its decision not to make the accident public before a federal investigation was announced.
The fatal crash of a Tesla Motors Inc Model S in Autopilot mode has turned up pressure on auto industry executives and regulators to ensure that automated driving technology is deployed safely.
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The government said it is investigating the design and performance of the system aboard the Tesla Model S sedan.
Elon Musk tweeted that the Model S floats on water and can briefly function like a boat, with the wheels generating some amount of thrust.
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