Tesla Autopilot Feature Under Investigation After Series of Crashes

by Samantha Whidden

Tesla Autopilot is reportedly being investigated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration after a series of emergency responder crashes. 

According to USA Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened its probe into Tesla’s well-known feature, which notably steers brakes, and acerbates the vehicle on most roads with lanes. The media outlet also revealed that the National Transportation Safety Board, as well as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have investigated the Tesla Autopilot feature multiple times. 

The investigation in the Tesla autopilot feature comes just days after the electric vehicle brand announced it was pushing back its delivery date on the futuristic-looking Cybertruck. According to Fox News, Musk revealed that the Cybertruck production is actually hard. “I think the Cybertruck ramp will be difficult because it’s such a new architecture,” Musk stated. “I mean it’s going to be a great product. It might, I think, be our best product ever.”

Musk also said that nobody has ever made a car like this before. So there will be probably challenges because there’s so much “explored” territory. 

Elon Musk Reveals His Professional and Personal Struggles With Tesla 

During a recent interview with CNBC, Elon Musk admits that while Tesla is successful, it’s also responsible for two-thirds of all personal and professional pain. 

“I would say I’ve had some pretty tough life experiences,” Musk declares. “Tesla’s probably responsible for two-thirds of all personal and professional pain combined to give you a sense of perspective there.”

The multibillionaire also discusses Tesla’s involvement with energy production. “My expectation is not like that the emergency production must be pure as driven snow,” he explains. “But it also cannot be using the world’s dirtiest coal which it was for a moment there.”

Musk further shares that it’s difficult for Tesla has a hard time supporting in environmental impacts of bitcoin mining. “I do think long-term renewable energy will actually be the cheapest form of energy. It just doesn’t happen overnight.”

Elon Musk Didn’t Receive a Paycheck From Tesla in 2020 

According to Business Insider, Elon Musk surprisingly didn’t receive a paycheck from Tesla in 2020. The car brand’s founder had a salary of $23,760 in 2019 and $56,380 in 2018. 

Tesla also issued a statement that Musk has actually never accepted his salary. “Commencing in May 2019 at Mr. Musk’s request, we eliminated altogether the earning and accrual of this base salary.”

Business Insider also revealed that in 2019, Musk paid cash for vested options that were valued at $30.5 million. But he didn’t sell any of the shares bought in that transaction. The year before that, Musk’s exercise price was $70.01 per share. He previously mentioned on Twitter that the only time he will sell Tesla stock is when his stock options are expiring and he has no choice.