The accident is another in a series of issues that have plagued the company from Palo Alto, California, including a dust-up with the National Transportation Safety Board over the handling of data related to an investigation into a March 23 fatal accident involving a Tesla Model X in Mountain View, California.
The news comes a day after Musk said Tesla was undergoing a "thorough reorganization" as it contends with production problems, senior staff departures and recent crashes involving its electric cars.
Police said on Monday that the driver, who suffered a broken ankle, said she had been using Autopilot before the crash. In August 2015, when Tesla shares were around US$260, Morgan Stanley had a US$465 price target, with Jonas predicting that the company would introduce "Tesla Mobility, an app-based, on-demand mobility service", which could be worth as much as US$244 a share.
The front end of the Tesla was completely crushed in the incident near 10400 S. Bangerter Highway on Friday, and police said the vehicle was traveling at around 60 miles per hour when it hit the vehicle.
Additionally, Musk also requested that employees inform him of "any specific bottlenecks" that may hinder the company from hitting the target so that he can take the necessary action to rectify the issue.
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"Ensuring that drivers remain engaged and prevented with the use of the autopilot, is extremely important".
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 has since pushed back its 20,000 units/month production goal to the end June of 2018. "It is not a self-driving system", Musk said. [L5N1SL7R8] It was the latest accident involving a Tesla. Wait times will more than likely extend into 2020, wait times for the current Model 3 are between 12-18 months if you order today.
A Tesla spokesperson told Newsweek on Tuesday: "Tesla has not yet received any data from the auto and thus does not know the facts of what occurred, including whether Autopilot was engaged".
The NTSB is also investigating a Tesla Model S crash that left two people dead and another injured in Florida.