THE DAILY CALLER, 21 OCTOBER 2016, FEAT. PROF. BRYANT WALKER SMITH:
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk accused the media of “killing people” for covering a string of wrecks and one death related to the company’s self-driving feature.
“You need to think carefully about this,” Musk told a slew of reporters during phone conference Wednesday. “Because if, in writing some article that’s negative, you effectively dissuade people from using an autonomous vehicle, you’re killing people.”
The technology guru stated that 600,000 people die a year from vehicle wrecks because of human error — the death toll could be mitigated, according to Musk, if Tesla’s autonomous driving application were made widely available.