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Tesla expected to halt production for six days

Tesla expected to halt production for six days

According to an email seen by Electrek, Musk is going to "flatten the management structure", trimming operations and combining roles to make things more efficient. Reuters reported Tuesday that the electric-car company plans to halt production for six days at the end of this month, May 26-31, to work on the assembly line.

Last week, Tesla said Doug Field, senior vice president of engineering, was taking time off to recharge.

Tesla is ramping up production of its all-important small auto. It is not known whether the autopilot function of the Tesla auto was activated at the time.

Earlier this year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company would hit its goal of building 5,000 model 3's per week by June.

It's not the structural design of Tesla cars at issue here, but the reliability of Autopilot. We have increased our estimate for Tesla's capital raising from $2.5bn to $3.0bn, which we continue to expect in 3Q18. "But that goes to the Tesla safety features ... that she was able to walk away with only the minor injuries that she did".

"As a reminder for drivers of semi-autonomous vehicles, it is the driver's responsibility to stay alert, drive safely, and be in control of the vehicle at all times", Winkler added.

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"This is false", Musk wrote.

Musk tweeted that while the eye tracking had been on the table, it was rejected for its ineffectiveness rather than cost. "It is not a self-driving system", Musk said.

A Tesla spokesman said: "We are deeply saddened by this accident, and we are working to establish the facts of the incident and offer our full cooperation to local authorities". [L5N1SL7R8] It was the latest accident involving a Tesla.

Police said on Monday that the driver, who suffered a broken ankle, said she had been using Autopilot before the crash.

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.

Over the past two months, federal officials have opened investigations into at least two other crashes involving Tesla vehicles.