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Published: Wed, July 13, 2016
Economy | By Melissa Porter

CEO Elon Musk Hints A Top Secret Tesla Masterplan


The tantalizing tweet - "Working on Top Secret Tesla Masterplan, Part 2".

We must note that Tesla representatives claim that they were been contacted during the 4th of July holiday and requested a day to comment the matter thoroughly, but the article was rushed to print before company spokespersons managed to reply. Well, it looks as though Musk plans to take the automotive company in a completely new direction. Under the title "The Secret Tesla Motors Master Plan (just between you and me)", he had discussed his plans for cars that would later become the Model S and Model 3.

"Neither Autopilot nor the driver noticed the white side of the tractor-trailer against a brightly lit sky, so the brake was not applied", Tesla said in a blog posting June 30. On Sunday, CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter that the new roadmap for the California company would be coming this week. They'd be able to use SolarCity's panels to charge the Powerwall and thus keep their auto topped up for less.

The few details provided say the Model X was traveling on state highway MT-55 near Whitehall, Montana at around 2:00 a.m. Brown, who died at the scene, was an avid fan of Tesla who had posted dozens of videos of himself using the vehicle in its autopilot mode. That plan included ambitions to build a "wide range of models", including a "sporty four-door family car" (now known as the Model S) and an "even more affordable" model (upcoming Model 3).

But Tesla's shares fell 1 percent in after-hours trading after the report about the possible SEC investigation.

Tesla itself said last week that it waited nine days before telling regulators that one of its vehicles was engaged in the partial self-driving mode.

Meanwhile, the advanced autonomous driving feature may have been involved in two other recent crashes. Earlier this month, it said it ended the second quarter below the previous deliveries expectations. The company explains that all it knew when it notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the accident was that the driver had died.

Tesla has said, "Based on the information we have now, we have no reason to believe that Autopilot had anything to do with this accident".

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