A look back at a week Tesla might like to forget (Autopilot crash reports, disappointing delivery numbers, another top departure), plus news about a robotic glove, 3D printing developments and more in this first regular Friday feature.
Volkswagen will pay out $2.7 billion over the next three years, all earmarked to clean up some of the environmental damage its cheating diesels have unleashed. It won’t solve the problem, “but it should result in cleaner air.”
An Ohio man, a friend of innovation and the promise of technology, is dead after his Tesla Model S failed to recognize the side of a tractor trailer and drove beneath. The autonomous car debate reaches a curve.
CEO Shigehisa Takada reportedly said he will take responsibility in containing recalls, but some shareholders “don’t think he handled the issue well” and don’t think he “mean(t) it when saying he will resign.”
American VW owners will receive the bulk of the settlement (as much as $10.03 billion, or as much as $10,000 per driver plus the cost of buying back their vehicle), with more budgeted for the EPA. Will other countries demand similar payouts?