The US electric car manufacturer Tesla is sticking to the ambitious schedule for its car factory in Grünheide near Berlin even after delays. The start of production is still planned for this July, it was said from industry circles. A public hearing of critics last autumn and the processing of the objections caused a delay in the construction of the building. It was therefore
As punch-ups go, this is right up there with David and Goliath. The irony being that Ford is the challenger and Tesla is the giant in this ring. Tesla’s value recently topped $600 billion – a staggering 16 times that of the Ford Motor Company.
It has achieved this by cracking the electric car code – creating its own charging infrastructure rather than relying on existing networks. And, ironically, by flogging its zero emission credits to the traditional car companies, helping them avoid regulatory emissions fines around the world.
Ford has big plans to electrify its entire range of cars
LANSING, Mich. — For the second time this week, the U.S. government’s road safety agency is sending a team to investigate a Tesla crash in Michigan.
This time, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is sending a special crash investigation team because a Tesla using the company’s Autopilot partially automated driving system crashed into a State Police cruiser with flashing lights along a freeway.
It’s another sign that the safety agency under President Joe Biden may be taking a stronger look at regulating driver-assist systems such as Autopilot, as well as self-driving automobiles. Previously, it had taken a hands-off approach
A Tesla operating in the vehicle’s driver-assist system known as Autopilot struck a police car March 17, 2021 in Michigan, officials said in a tweet.
Michigan State Police
DETROIT – Federal vehicle safety regulators opened a new investigation into a second Tesla crash this month after a Model Y that was reportedly operating in Autopilot struck a stationary police car early Wednesday morning in Michigan, according to officials.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration was already investigating an unrelated Tesla collision in Detroit less than a week ago.
“Consistent with NHTSA’s vigilant oversight and robust authority over the safety of
The US car safety agency said on Wednesday it will send a team to investigate a crash involving a Tesla suspected of being in Autopilot mode when it struck a parked Michigan State Police patrol car.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it was sending the Special Crash Investigation (SCI) team in line with its oversight and authority “over the safety of all motor vehicles and equipment, including automated technologies”.
Tesla did not immediately comment.
Michigan State Police said on Twitter a parked patrol car was struck at 1.12am on Wednesday, while investigating a traffic crash between a