The billionaire entrepreneur is running a private rocket company, doubling down on alternative fuels and pressing on with Tesla after a series of accidents. Advertisements
Even as regulators are asking new questions in the wake of a fatal crash involving Tesla’s Model S car, executives say their technology is safe if properly used.
As safety officials opened in inquiry into a Pennsylvania accident, a witness to the fatal Florida Tesla crash described a car that did not slow down even after impact.
The federal highway safety agency said that the driver of a Tesla on “autopilot” died in a crash in May, thought to be the first death in a self-driving car.