Swiss Tesla accident: crash may have sparked battery fire

Elon Musk says Tesla will be 'thoroughly reorganised'

The Silicon Valley luxury electric vehicle maker previously warned of 10 days of temporary shutdowns this quarter as the company addresses manufacturing problems that have delayed volume production of the Model 3 sedan, which is seen as crucial to Tesla's long-term profitability.

The U.S. agency also is looking into the performance of the company's semi-autonomous Autopilot system after a Tesla Model X SUV crashed into a barrier on a California highway.

Tesla boss Elon Musk has told employees the company is undergoing a "thorough reorganisation" as it contends with production problems, senior staff departures and recent crashes involving its electric cars. "It is not a self-driving system", Musk said.

In April, Tesla fell short of Model 3 production targets for the first quarter.

On a May 2 earnings call, Musk said Tesla would conduct "a reorganization restructuring" this month, without providing more details. While the Model S owner's manual says drivers should not use Autopilot on city streets, it does not prohibit them from doing so. "Eyetracking rejected for being ineffective, not for cost", Musk tweeted.

Everyone at Tesla is not only encouraged, but expected, to provide criticism and feedback to ensure that we're creating the best, safest cars on the road.

In a March 30 company blog post, Tesla claimed its autopilot-enabled vehicles are involved in 1 automobile fatality every 320 million miles driven, versus 1 fatality for every 86 million miles driven in vehicles by all other manufacturers.

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"Tesla has not yet received any data from the vehicle and thus does not know the facts of what occurred, including whether Autopilot was engaged", a Tesla spokesperson said in a statement on Sunday.

In this Friday, May 11, 2018, photo released by the South Jordan Police Department shows a traffic collision involving a Tesla Model S sedan with a Fire Department mechanic truck stopped at a red light in South Jordan, Utah.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it was not investigating the Utah crash.

News of the crash came as a top Tesla official who had been the main technical contact with US safety investigators left the company to join rival Waymo.

Just last week, the NTSB opened an investigation into a case where a fatal Fort Lauderdale crash raised eyebrows, as it was the agency's fourth active probe into the automaker's electric vehicles.

A Tesla spokesperson told Newsweek on Tuesday: "Tesla has not yet received any data from the auto and thus does not know the facts of what occurred, including whether Autopilot was engaged".

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