Beyond the Enhanced Autopilot suite, Tesla also offers Full Self-Driving Capability as an option on its cars.
The good news is that Tesla is updating these features, and by August all the Tesla vehicles with autonomous functionality will be able to self-drive with your hands off the wheel.
"In a word, Tesla's relationship with its workers has been bad", said Field. The private space exploration company was also founded by Musk.
'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.
U.S. consumer watchdog group, "The Consumer Group" said Friday that Tesla should fix the flaws in its driver assist system.
According to the NTSB report, the driver did not put his hands on the steering wheel of the vehicle for six seconds prior to the crash, despite having had his hand on the wheel for 34 seconds of the preceding minute.
Tesla's cars are routinely featured in online videos showing drivers misusing Autopilot while at high speed.
A Tesla super charger is shown at one of the company's charging stations in San Juan Capistrano, California, US, May 30, 2018.
Tesla wouldn't say if the system performed as designed.
Missy Cummings, the director of Duke University's Humans and Autonomy Lab, said Musk's self-driving statement was an "attempt to generate hype" and that his assertion of a focus on safety was "laughable".
"We have never seen this level of damage to a Model X in any other crash", the company said. "And, as pointed out by NTSB, it still failed to prevent (Huang's) death, and indeed likely caused it".
But aside for that brief description, written in response to an owner's comments about Tesla's Autopilot suite of driver-assist features, Musk didn't give any more details about just how autonomous his cars would be. Tesla says it could also very well be the last if the proposal goes forward because it would make it too hard for future vehicle companies to lay down roots in the Golden State.
The rocket package "sounds like something straight out of a video game", but Musk is "completely serious about adding thrusters to the new Tesla Roadster", says Electrek. "There's so much more at stake when you've got two to four tons of metal, glass and plastic hurtling down the road at 70 miles per hour".