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Tesla Cars Will Self-Drive by The End of 2019, Musk Says

Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk says he’s 100 percent certain his company’s cars will be fully self-driving by the end of this year, but that safety regulators stand in the way of allowing driverless cars to operate. Many Tesla cars are already largely self-driving. Those vehicles equipped with the “autopilot” feature already allow drivers to let their guard down and let go of the wheel while the vehicle steers, brakes, and navigates itself. But in a recent interview, Mr. Musk said that advances in technology would allow “the car to find you in a parking lot, pick you up ... Read More

NTSB Boots Tesla From Model X Crash Investigation

Federal investigators have taken the rare action of removing Tesla as a party to an ongoing investigation of the fatal March 23 crash of a Tesla Model X in Mountain View, California. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said that Tesla Inc. violated investigative protocol by releasing information pertaining to the crash probe before it was vetted and approved by the NTSB officials. “Such releases of incomplete information often lead to speculation and incorrect assumptions about the probable cause of a crash, which does a disservice to the investigative process and the traveling public,” the NTSB said in a statement. ... Read More

Tesla Motors electric car fire will not undergo investigation by the NHTSA

According to a report by the Associated Press, the fire that damaged a Tesla Motors Inc. electric car near Seattle will not be investigated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The NHTSA reports that since no evidence has been found to indicate the fire was caused by a safety defect or violation of federal vehicle safety standards, the incident will not undergo any extensive investigation. However, the NHTSA will continue to review all consumer complaints and further crash information regarding the Tesla Motors electric car. Elon Musk, Tesla Motors CEO, said in a recent blog post that the ... Read More