Thursday October 20, 2016

Elon Musk Blasts Critical Coverage of Self-Driving Cars: 'You're Killing People'

I give Elon Musk a lot of credit for being a very, very smart guy, but to say negative press about self-driving cars "is killing people" is a bit of a stretch no matter how you look at it.

During a conference call announcing that all Tesla vehicles will now have self-driving hardware, Elon Musk slammed the media on Wednesday for its close coverage of autonomous vehicle accidents, blaming journalists for any deaths involving conventional cars that may occur as a result. "Writing an article that’s negative, you’re effectively dissuading people from using autonomous vehicles, you’re killing people," said Musk.