Now, Musk has said in the email to the Tesla staff that it was "flattening the management structure to improve communication", and cutting activities that are not "not vital to the success of our mission".
Last week, Tesla said Doug Field, senior vice president of engineering, was taking time off to recharge.
Tesla's headwinds are structural, he said, even as the company promised manufacturing problems for the Model 3 are but a blip and will soon recover. Since existing cars have the hardware installed for Autopilot, this feature will also be enabled for existing models, according to the company spokeswoman.
Investors are clearly getting exhausted of boisterous statements from Tesla and Musk as they are not yet seeing much substance in these.
USA electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla will be shutting down Model 3 production again, in order to work on assembly line fixes.
Musk tweeted that while the eye tracking had been on the table, it was rejected for its ineffectiveness rather than cost.
Tesla has said that autopilot requires constant vigilance and is not meant to take over driving responsibilities.
The video, tagged as Tesla 2018, was uploaded to the automotive company's official channel, showcasing future endeavors of the company, which, as you guessed, is comprised mostly of high-end vehicles. CEO Elon Musk has publicly derided reporting on the incident as unfair, pointing out how many people are killed in crashes while driving traditional cars.
A Tesla Inc Model S crashed at speed into a truck from the city's Unified Fire Authority in South Jordan, Utah, late on Friday after failing to slow for a red light, South Jordan police said on Monday.
The woman also told police that she was looking at his phone before the collision and estimated the speed of the auto at about 60 miles per hour (97 km/h), which is consistent with the testimonies of eyewitnesses. The NTSB investigation will no doubt cover this issue, but Tesla has yet to confirm any facts in this case.
Additionally, the NTSB is also looking into a 2016 accident in which the driver of a Tesla slammed into a tractor trailer and died.
In any case, the National Transportation Safety Board and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have taken an interest in the recent accidents to determine if the technology is being rolled out safely.
The National Transportation Safety Board said it was not investigating the Utah crash, and Tesla said it had not yet received vehicle data and did not yet know the facts, including whether Autopilot was engaged.