Tesla gave up some features in autopilot

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That would translate to about 3,500 Model 3s per week, up quite a bit from the weekly production rate of 2,270 it hit in the last week of April.

Tesla Inc chief Elon Musk told employees on Monday the company was undergoing a "thorough reorganisation" as it contends with production problems, senior staff departures and recent crashes involving its electric cars.

The 28-year-old said that she was using her phone prior to the collision while the semi-autonomous driving features was enabled.

Jonas was one of the analysts who was stunned earlier this month during Tesla's first-quarter earnings call , when CEO Elon Musk dismissed many of their questions as "stupid" and "boring".

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The Tesla was traveling at 60 miles per hour when it hit the truck, which was stopped at a light.

According to the WSJ article, Musk and other Tesla executives chose not to add eye-tracking technology to Autopilot "because of costs" as well as due to concerns that the technology may not be effective or may infuriate some drivers by its frequent beeping sound.

The driver of a Tesla electric auto had the vehicle's semi-autonomous Autopilot mode engaged when she slammed into the back of a Utah fire truck over the weekend, in the latest crash involving a auto with self-driving features.

Tesla declined to comment on the criticism from Jonas.

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Tesla said in a statement: "We have not yet been able to retrieve the logs from the vehicle, but everything we have seen thus far indicates a very high speed collision and that autopilot was not engaged".

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.

Tesla said it was "deeply saddened" by the accident and was working with local authorities to establish the cause.

Tesla can not seem to stay out of the news lately. Tesla's Autopilot allows the vehicle to drive itself for short periods of time with steering, acceleration, and braking based on traffic conditions. Since existing cars have the hardware installed for Autopilot, this feature will also be enabled for existing models, according to the company spokeswoman.

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The NTSB is also investigating a Tesla Model S crash in Florida that left two people dead and another injured.

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