US opens probe into Tesla’s Autopilot over emergency vehicle crashes

U.S. auto safety regulators on Monday opened a formal safety probe into Tesla Inc’s driver assistance system Autopilot after a series of crashes involving Tesla models and emergency vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it had identified 11 crashes since January 2018 in which Teslas “have encountered first responder scenes and subsequently … Read more

Elon Musk visits Germany, meets with state leaders over ‘gigafactory’

Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Wednesday evening met with the leadership of Brandenburg, the German state where the group’s 5.8 billion euro ($6.9 billion) European gigafactory is being built, its Economy Minister Joerg Steinbach said on Twitter. Steinbach, who posted a picture of Musk along with the tweet, said the meeting was also attended by … Read more

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