No rest for Elon Musk. After buying Twitter for the modest sum of 44 billion dollars, the businessman is (once again) in turmoil. The documentary Elon Musk’ Car Race promises to release the files on Tesla and its Autopilot. Hard…
Tesla in turmoil
Regularly, Tesla is summoned to recall thousands of vehicles. Due to problems with the seat belts, major malfunctions in the trunk and reversing cameras or even a bug in the advanced driver assistance software… FX and the New York Times have decided to look into the matter. .
Earlier this week, Variety announced the imminent release of a documentary on Elon Musk and Tesla’s escapades, including problems with the automaker’s Autopilot system. Entitled Elon Musk’s Car Coursethe documentary promises to reveal “the quixotic nature of Musk’s pursuit of self-driving technology, and the tragic results”.
Indeed, according to the synopsis, Tesla’s Autopilot is a factor in several deaths and accidents that the automaker has not publicly acknowledged. We will explore Elon Musk’s pressure on government officials to quash investigations into this. Former Tesla employees take part in the documentary, speaking out against Musk for promoting a self-driving program they deemed dangerous.
Elon Musk’s Car Course is part of the documentary series The New York Times Presents, the collaboration between FX and the New York Times. Two episodes on Britney Spears notably played a crucial role in ending the pop star’s conservatorship. This section devoted to Elon Musk and Tesla is directed by Emma Schwartz and presents the work of journalists Cade Metz and Neal Boudette.
American spectators will be able to discover Elon Musk’s Car Course from May 20 on the Hulu platform and the pay channel FX. With us, the mystery remains whole: when and where can we discover this documentary?