Tesla prompts tariff exemption for Chinese-made car computer ‘brain’

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Tesla Inc has asked the Trump administration make exemption for the Chinese-made car computer “brain” of its new Model 3 sedan from 25 percent tariffs imposed in August, stated they threaten the electric automaker’s bottom line. “Increased tariffs on this particular part cause economic harm to Tesla, through the rise of costs and impact to […]

‘Self-driving’ being discussed again as first Tesla autopilot crash occurs in China

People visit a Tesla Model S car during the Auto China 2016 in Beijing, China, April 25, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo

Tesla stated on Wednesday that a person of its vehicles crashed in Beijing while in ‘auto-pilot’ mode, having the driver contending sales staff sold the function as ‘self-driving’, overplaying its real abilities. Tesla said it had examined information to confirm the automobile remained in autopilot mode (a system that takes control of steering and braking […]