Tesla rejected eye-tracking technology for Autopilot because it is ineffective: Musk

Автопилот не справился. Электрокар Tesla Model S попал в аварию в США

The Palo Alto electric auto maker has been taking a barrage of flak over Model 3 delays and other production issues.

One of Tesla's chief supporters on Wall Street has taken a more bearish approach to the electric automaker as the company embarks on a major managerial shakeup following poor production numbers.

Police said on Monday that the driver, who suffered a broken ankle, said she had been using Autopilot before the crash. The car's automatic emergency braking system was revised to allow it to work at speeds up to about 90 miles per hour (150 km, according to Tesla's actual specs), rather than 50 miles per hour before.

An analyst at Morgan Stanley recently cut the company's target price from $376 to $291, signaling a loss of faith in the stock as Tesla struggles to hit production targets for its Model 3 vehicle ー the linchpin in Musk's strategy.

Tesla declined to comment for this story.

But unlike Autopilot, Super Cruise uses sensors to track where the driver's eyes are looking, and will give audible and visual alerts if it detects that the driver isn't paying attention.

"It's super messed up that a Tesla crash resulting in a broken ankle is front page news and the (approximately) 40,000 people who died in United States auto accidents alone in past year get nearly no coverage", Musk said in a tweet.

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The FBI also said there was no indication of terrorism, but it would continue to investigate out of caution. Bomb squad investigators and FBI agents were looking into the cause of the blast Tuesday.

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.

A USA traffic safety regulator on May 2 contradicted Tesla's claim that the agency had found that its Autopilot technology significantly reduced crashes.

Tesla said it was "deeply saddened" by the accident and was working with local authorities to establish the cause. "It is not a self-driving system", Musk said.

"It's super messed up that a Tesla crash resulting in a broken ankle is front page news and the ~40,000 people who died in U.S. auto accidents alone in past year get nearly no coverage".

The US National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the accident, which led to the death of a 38-year-old father of two, Walter Huang.

Tesla said it had not yet received vehicle data and did not yet know the facts, including whether Autopilot was engaged.

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