Electric Vehicles

Musk’s Tesla Video Touting Self-Driving ‘Was Staged’ – Reuters

 

A 2016 Tesla video, promoted on Twitter by chief executive Elon Musk, that was used to promote its controversial self-driving technology was staged, according to testimony by a senior engineer, Reuters reported.

The video, which remains archived on Tesla’s website, touted capabilities like stopping at a red light and accelerating at a green light that the system did not have, Ashok Elluswamy, director of Autopilot software at the US EV-maker, said. He added the Autopilot team set out to engineer and record a “demonstration of the system’s capabilities” at the request of Musk, who claimed it was evidence that “Tesla drives itself.”

Read the full report: Reuters

 

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Vishakha Saxena

Vishakha Saxena is the Multimedia and Social Media Editor at Asia Financial. She has worked as a digital journalist since 2013, and is an experienced writer and multimedia producer. As a trader and investor, she is keenly interested in new economy, emerging markets and the intersections of finance and society. You can write to her at vishakha.saxena@asiafinancial.com

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