"It came to nothing, and Elon was sure that we wouldn't have to", said the source.
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Morgan Stanley automotive analyst Adam Jonas, one of Teslas biggest bulls, has dropped his price target for Elon Musk's electric auto company from $376 to $291, below the company's trading price at the close of market on Monday.
Cantonal police in Ticino are not commenting on the fatal accident which is one of three incidents involving Tesla cars in recent days. While Tesla's Autopilot feature indicates that a driver must be attentive at all times, the driver admitted that she was looking at her phone prior to the collision. Now, Musk has said in the email to the Tesla staff that it was "flattening the management structure to improve communication", and cutting activities that are not "not vital to the success of our mission". The driver of the Unified fire fix vehicle was checked for injuries related to whiplash but was not taken to the hospital.
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The veteran Morgan Stanley analyst likely became a little more pessimistic about Tesla shortly after CEO Elon Musk issued an unusual earnings call May 3 that dismissed concerns about the company's business problems.
A 48-year-old German driver died last Thursday when his vehicle hit a barrier on a highway in the southern Swiss canton of Ticino, before flipping over and bursting into flames. This is the first time that Jonas has dropped his target below Tesla's current trading price in months, according to Business Insider.
Last week, the NTSB opened a probe into an incident in which a Model S caught fire after crashing into a wall in Florida.
Two 18-year-olds were trapped in the vehicle and died in the flames. The agency has said it does not expect the semi-autonomous system to be a focus of that investigation.
Musk said "the probability of an accident with autopilot is just less", and he insisted the vehicle had functioned exactly as it was created to in the California crash. "Approx 4X better than avg", Musk said. The NTSB had yet to announce whether they will be looking into the Utah crash.
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