Tesla (TSLA) Comments on 'Consumer Reports' Article; Says Constantly Introducing Elements to Help Drivers Remain Safe

July 14, 2016 9:47 AM EDT

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Tesla (Nasdaq: TSLA) issued the following statement on Thursday following a Consumer Reports article calling for the company to disable its Autopilot feature:

Tesla is constantly introducing enhancements, proven over millions of miles of internal testing, to ensure that drivers supported by Autopilot remain safer than those operating without assistance. We will continue to develop, validate, and release those enhancements as the technology grows. While we appreciate well-meaning advice from any individual or group, we make our decisions on the basis of real-world data, not speculation by media.

Shares of Tesla are slightly higher in early trading.



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