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Tesla Autopilot Sex Act: Elon Musk Courts Controversy

Tesla has already made it clear that its assistive autopilot technology can’t be used without driver’s input

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk. (VOA)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has courted fresh controversy after approving adult actor Taylor Jackson’s sex act with a man in the driver’s seat while riding an Autopilot-enabled Tesla car.

Jackson uploaded the act on adult entertainment portal pornhub and tweeted: “Holy shit, I made @Tesla the #1 search on pornhub.”

Musk, who is facing scrutiny from the US regulators over his irresponsible tweets, invited fresh controversy with his tweet.

“Turns out there’s more ways to use Autopilot than we imagined,” he replied to Jackson late on Thursday. “Shoulda seen it coming.”

His tweets sparked jokes, memes, GIFs and criticism on the micro-blogging platform.

“I love Teslas, but I honestly hope you don’t do that again. Life is a gift and it’s often too short to do risky stuff,” tweeted a user.

Porbhub also tweeted: “Reporting you (Jackson) to Elon for not having two hands on the wheel with autopilot enabled.”

All autopilot crashes so far involved human drivers willing to control the vehicle at any time and yet couldn’t stop the accidents.

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A Telsa car recharges at a Tesla charging station in Charlotte, N.C.. VOA

A pedestrian was killed in 2018 by a self-driving Uber while the driver was watching content streaming service Hulu.

Tesla has already made it clear that its assistive autopilot technology can’t be used without driver’s input.

Tesla is also being sued by the family of Wei “Walter” Huang, a software engineer who died when his Model X with Autopilot crashed into a highway safety barrier in 2018.

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On the other hand, after weeks of negotiation with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over his controversial Twitter activities, Musk has agreed to more specific oversight on his tweets about the company.

According to the settlement reached between the two parties, all tweets from Musk about Tesla’s financial health, sales or delivery numbers would have to be pre-approved by a company lawyer.

But a tweet on a sex act inside a Tesla? No clarity on that. (IANS)

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Allays Environmental Fears on Tesla’s Plant in Germany

The Berlin unit will manufacture SUV Model Y, which could go into production by 2021. The unit could initially employ 3,000 people. The headcount could rise to 7,000

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A Tesla logo is seen in Los Angeles, California. VOA

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has responded to environmental concerns including excessive water use for building the massive ‘Gigafactory 4’ near Berlin to produce electric cars for the European market, saying that such concerns were baseless.

The leading non-profit organization BUND (Friends of the Earth Germany) met Tesla officials last week to discuss possible environmental pollution from the planned Gigafactory.

“Sounds like we need to clear up a few things! Tesla won’t use this much net water on a daily basis. It’s possibly a rare peak usage case, but not an everyday event,” tweeted Musk.

“Also, this is not a natural forest a” it was planted for use as cardboard & only a small part will be used for GF4,” he added.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk. (VOA)

The site where the Gigafactory will be built has invited protests over concerns that the facility will excessively use water and cause deforestation by destroying 300 hectares of forest.

“Giga Berlin will build sustainable energy vehicles using sustainable energy, so net environmental impact will be extremely positive!” Musk said.

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After Shanghai in China, Musk selected Berlin as Tesla’s next gigafactory outside the US where the company is planning to invest 4 billion euros ($4.4 billion) and produce 150,000 cars a year.

The Berlin unit will manufacture SUV Model Y, which could go into production by 2021. The unit could initially employ 3,000 people. The headcount could rise to 7,000. (IANS)