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'. The driver of the Unified fire fix vehicle was checked for injuries related to whiplash but was not taken to the hospital.
The front end of the Tesla was completely crushed in the incident near 10400 S. Bangerter Highway on Friday, and police said the vehicle was traveling at around 60 miles per hour when it hit the vehicle.
In a statement, the electric automaker said it hasn't received information about the crash: "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".
Responding to a user who indicated that Tesla's autopilot function still needs safety tweaking, Musk stated: "It certainly needs to be better & we work to improve it every day, but ideal is enemy of good".More news: Danny Lee finishes seventh after late bogeys at Players Championship
Winkler also said that Tesla staff had been highly cooperative in the post-accident investigation. We see Tesla as trading near fair value with a balanced risk reward, and believe that is subject to extremely high levels of fundamental execution risk, market/funding risk, and a highly volatile share price.
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.
Swiss firefighters have indicated the impact of a fatal crash involving a Tesla auto may have triggered a battery fire, causing the vehicle to go up in flames.
"It is unfortunate that Tesla, by its actions, did not abide by the party agreement", Sumwalt said. Tesla still has dozens of open positions in everything from manufacturing to Autopilot software engineering. Moody's dropped Tesla's credit rating in March and changed the company's outlook to negative as the fledgling Model 3's production dwindles while the automaker's financial situation grows dim.