Swiss Tesla accident: crash may have sparked battery fire

Swiss Tesla accident: crash may have sparked battery fire

In a couple of recent tweets Musk downplayed the accident itself, emphasizing the fact that the only injury the Tesla driver had sustained was a broken ankle, when, he argued, it would have been much worse in any other auto.

"What's actually wonderful about this accident is that a Model S hit a fire truck at 60 miles per hour and the driver only broke an ankle".

The 28-year-old driver has admitted to police that she was looking at her phone when she crashed, the Daily Mail reports. "An impact that speed usually results in severe injury or death".

Among Tesla's recent negative headlines have been concerns over production goals, inquiries about vehicle safety in the wake of a pair of high-profile crashes, fears over the company's cash burn rate, and an unusual earnings call with CEO Elon Musk.

Tesla said it was "deeply saddened" by the accident and was working with local authorities to establish the cause. The driver of the fire truck was evaluated for whiplash but was not checked into the hospital.

The NTSB and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are also looking into the performance of the company's Autopilot system in the March crash of a Tesla Model X on a California highway.

Exit polls predict hung assembly in Karnataka, most show BJP in lead
In 2005, former Prime Minister Gowda had expelled Siddaramaiah from JD (S) and it was then that Siddaramaiah joined Congress. The Congress had won 122 seats and the BJP 40 seats in the last Karnataka Assembly election in 2013.

Mr Musk said the restructuring plans involve flattening the management structure to improve communication, as well as trimming activities not vital to the success of our mission.

Despite the rocky relationship between Tesla and the NTSB, agency spokesperson Keith Holloway said he's still uncertain as to whether the agency will open an investigation into the accident.

In Utah Tesla vehicle ran into the auto of the fire brigade.

The change comes as Electrek reported on a company memo saying Tesla (TSLA) is poised to top Model 3 production numbers of 500 a day. He said Tesla's record of one fatality every 512 million kilometres compared favourably with the 2017 national average of 138 million kilometres, according to safety regulators.

United States police said it was unknown if the car's autopilot feature was on at the time. 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.

Musk said "the probability of an accident with autopilot is just less", and he insisted the vehicle had functioned exactly as it was created to in the California crash. It was unknown at the time of the accident whether the driver was operating on the Autopilot feature.

Related News:

  • Indonesia church bombers included a child as young as 9

    Indonesia church bombers included a child as young as 9

    Also on Sunday, police said they killed four suspected members of JAD in Cianjur, West Java, and arrested two others. A string of suicide bombings in Indonesia's Surabaya has left 13 dead and dozens injured.
    Neymar, Real In Secret Talks

    Neymar, Real In Secret Talks

    Neymar will not play for the club again this season as he strives to recover from a metatarsal injury in time for the World Cup. We must finish this season well, and the rest will be talked about afterwards.
    Walmart could be neglecting a key business by purchasing Flipkart

    Walmart could be neglecting a key business by purchasing Flipkart

    At present, the retailer operates in 9 states and 19 cities and the future expansion is focused on more or less the same geographies.
  • Samantha Bee Sends A Simple Message To Eric Schneiderman

    Samantha Bee Sends A Simple Message To Eric Schneiderman

    She said that domestic violence "thrives in silence" so it happens more often because we aren't talking about it. Following Schneiderman's lead, the two other prosecutors said they, too, would investigate ExxonMobil.
    Trump hails capture of 5 most-wanted IS leaders

    Trump hails capture of 5 most-wanted IS leaders

    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said last month he would "take all necessary measures" against militants based in Syria. The Iraqi air force has carried out several airstrikes since previous year against ISIS positions in Syrian territory.
    Apple Could Start Selling Subscriptions Through Its TV App

    Apple Could Start Selling Subscriptions Through Its TV App

    If Apple were to push through with its plan, the TV app will become the ultimate hub for users to find and stream content. It has been revealed that the Cupertino giant is now planning to offer subscriptions to streaming services via the app.
  • China's ZTE paid over $2.3bln to US exporters last year

    China's ZTE paid over $2.3bln to US exporters last year

    ZTE added that the company continues to communicate with the US government with the goal of modifying or reversing the order. Qualcomm last month said it expected lost sales to ZTE to lower its earnings by 3 cents per share in the current quarter.
    Governor asks Trump to declare Hawaii a 'major disaster'

    Governor asks Trump to declare Hawaii a 'major disaster'

    The small, aptly named town of Volcano, Hawaii, population 2,500, is about three miles from the summit. The Puna Geothermal Venture plant has about 50,000 gallons (189,270 liters) of pentane .
    'Bathe in your blood': Woman accused of sending man 65K texts

    'Bathe in your blood': Woman accused of sending man 65K texts

    Jacqueline Ades of Phoenix was arrested Tuesday and slapped with charges of threatening and intimating, stalking and harassment. She said that she "knew her statements were insane and that she would return to Florida when released", the report alleges.
  • Multiple Blasts Hit East Afghanistan City, at Least Six Killed

    Multiple Blasts Hit East Afghanistan City, at Least Six Killed

    Taliban militants and fighters of Islamic State outfit have presence in Nangarhar province, some 120 km east of Kabul. At least four attackers, armed with rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns, still appeared to be fighting police.
    Indian PM Modi returns home

    Indian PM Modi returns home

    He said quake in the country not only changed its infrastructure but brought about a transformation in its people also. This time, in addition to Pashupatinath, I went to Janakpur and Muktinath.

    Bank of England maintains policy rate

    Carney has been labeled an "unreliable boyfriend", having already in the past flagged up a rate hike only to back out later. It added it continued to believe an "ongoing tightening of monetary policy over the forecast period would be appropriate".


Most liked

Donnelly Becomes Second Democrat to Support Gina Haspel to Lead the Central Intelligence Agency
At this point the captain said we were getting the hell out of there, so I have no idea what happened. Her role in the program was addressed several times during her confirmation hearing this week.

Livescore: Latest Premier League results for Week 38, 2017/2018 EPL scores
But while a late Gabriel Jesus goal downed the Saints, the Swans were unable to seal the three points that would have completed their great escape.

China's first locally made aircraft carrier starts trials at sea
This gives them an advantage over the Chinese planes, which rely on their own power and the ski-jump designs on both carriers. China is making clear its intention to accelerate the building of aircraft carriers to step up maritime activities.

Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of Congo may spread
The virus spreads through direct contact with bodily fluids from an infected person or even a primate or fruit bat. They are using the same approach taken during a successful response to an EVD outbreak previous year .

Stand for Gaza: Pro-Palestine & Pro-Israel Protesters Face off in London
Palestinians call Israel's Independence Day, which falls on May 14 on the Gregorian calendar, as the nakba or "catastrophe". It said thousands of Jordanians took part in protest marches in support of Jerusalem and the Palestinian people.

Video shows teen choked by police officer outside North Carolina Waffle House
In a video that has now gone viral, Anthony is seen with his hands in the air before the officer places his hands around his neck. Wall was still dressed in his black-and-tan tuxedo vest when the incident occurred at a Waffle House in Warsaw, North Carolina.

Google will require that phone makers roll out monthly security updates
On a related note, Qualcomm is also operating on a new series of chips made particularly for WearOS devices by Google. Google is also unveiling ways to let you issue multiple commands without having to say "Hey Google" each time.

UK's May and Trump agree talks needed over Iranian sanctions
President Donald Trump's announcement that the USA will leave the deal means that Washington will begin reinstating sanctions. The strategists pegged this forecast on stronger global economic growth, which should increase oil consumption.

Jets land in NHL West finals
How about Florida's GM completely underestimated his own roster and actively gave up two good young players for nothing. Murren said MGM would likely not have any ownership in an National Basketball Association team if they do come here.

94 saves! Five overtimes! Former Minnesota prep goalie stars in AHL thriller
There was one former Griffins who played in Wednesday's game in Lehigh Valley left victor Chris Connor. His counterpart in net, Alex Nedeljkovic of Charlotte, was no slouch himself.

SpaceX launch for first Falcon 9 Block 5 set for Thursday evening
The first "Block 5" Falcon 9 is set to launch from pad 39A at 4:12 p.m., which is the opening of a two-hour 10-minute window. The first stage of the rocket will target a landing on a robotic drone ship off the Florida coast shortly after liftoff.

Pochettino hails top-four finish as 'massive achievement'
Harry Kane scored the game's only goal after 50 minutes as the north London outfit moved up to third spot with one game remaining. "Now after 23 years in the Premier League Tottenham are above all the London clubs".

Here's what we've learned from Google I/O 2018 so far
We're still in the early stages of voice assistant technology so we can't declare a victor yet, regardless of which you prefer. And while there's no proof these techniques have advanced to the outside world, there's also no proof they haven't .

Apple given permission to use drones to improve Apple Maps
This could be a precursor to the company's recently announced plan to develop flying taxis. "I do think it's a big step forward". Deliveries in the Memphis proposal involve only aircraft parts at the airport and the 4,500-acre Shelby Farms Park in Memphis.

Police Searching for Bodies of Missing Girls in Macomb County Field
Police say they started searching here after convicted killer Arthur Ream boasted to fellow inmates that he killed several girls. Upon receiving a tip, investigators began digging for any and all information regarding the victims, as well as their remains.