No joke: Elon Musk explains Tesla Roadster rocket thrusters

But proponents were quick to celebrate Musk’s promised upgrade with Tesla stock surging in after-hours trading

But proponents were quick to celebrate Musk’s promised upgrade with Tesla stock surging in after-hours trading

The "SpaceX package" of the new Roadster was teased by Musk in a tweet on Saturday.

"To date, Autopilot resources have rightly focused entirely on safety", Elon Musk tweeted.

With what Musk calls "full self-driving features" the vehicle will be able to drive itself. The latter then stuffed the shells with lithium-ion battery cells and electric motors, eventually making the first all-electric auto that could travel over 200 miles on a single charge.

Could the planned Tesla Roadster use rockets to improve its performance as Musk tweeted
Could the planned Tesla Roadster use rockets to improve its performance as Musk tweeted

'That issue is better in latest Autopilot software rolling out now & fully fixed in August update as part of our long-awaited Tesla Version 9, ' Musk responded. The update, dubbed Version 9.0, will also contain a bunch of improvements to the existing Autopilot technology, revealed CEO Elon Musk.

In the case of the March crash that killed 38-year-old Walter Huang, the NTSB determined that "for the last 6 seconds prior to the crash, the vehicle did not detect the driver's hands on the steering wheel".

Tesla's documentation on its website about the "full self-driving capabilities" package says that it is not possible to know exactly when each element of the functionality will be available, as this is highly dependent on local regulatory approval.

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Musk replied: "You have my word, Marques". A crossover, the Model Y, is now on the way for 2020, as is the Semi and its second sportscar, the Roadster.

A southbound view of the March 23 accident, as printed in the NTSB report.

A Tesla Inc employee organising a union was asked by a supervisor and company security guards to leave the factory after handing out pro-union flyers, the worker said at a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) hearing on Monday over whether Tesla had violated federal safeguards for employee activity.

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Neither had their hands on the wheels for some time before the crash.

Edris Rodriguez Ritchie, an attorney for the NLRB, said Tesla asked workers to sign confidentiality agreements that were "overly broad" in preventing them from publicly discussing their working conditions. 8 seconds prior to the crash, the Tesla was following a lead vehicle and was traveling about 65 miles per hour, before it began a left steering motion. They have cameras, radar and sonar sensors.

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