The news comes a day after Musk said Tesla was undergoing a "thorough reorganization" as it contends with production problems, senior staff departures and recent crashes involving its electric cars. What remains unclear, however, is whether or not Tesla will be able to ramp up production in a timely manner as to prevent reservation holders from asking for a refund and simply picking up a auto elsewhere.
"What's actually incredible about this accident is that a Model S hit a fire truck at 60mph and the driver only broke an ankle".
If production does hit those targets, Tesla could put out over 3,500 Model 3 vehicles per week.
The comment from Musk has come in response to an article in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) which claimed that Tesla Motors rejected the addition of eye-tracking technology to Autopilot because of cost reasons.
Among accidents to make headlines was a fiery March 23 crash in California that involved its "Autopilot" feature.More news: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Becomes the Highest Grossing Superhero Movie of All Time
We spoke with Tesla to learn the extent of updates and found five updates that have been rolled out to existing Model 3 owners.
Tesla's Autopilot displays audio and visual warnings if it does not detect a driver's hands on the wheel, and it will shut the system off after too many warnings.
NTSB spokesman Keith Holloway told the Deseret News, as of Monday evening, the agency had not opened an investigation into the Friday crash in South Jordan but would make an announcement if that status changed. "Approx 4X better than avg", Musk said. This is the first time that Jonas has dropped his target below Tesla's current trading price in months, according to Business Insider.
Tesla can not seem to stay out of the news lately.
Tesla said it had not yet received vehicle data and did not yet know the facts, including whether Autopilot was engaged. Wait times will more than likely extend into 2020, wait times for the current Model 3 are between 12-18 months if you order today.
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.