BREAKING NEWS from the AP today is about as bad as it could get for the world's richest exploding carmaker Elon Musk:
Tesla is recalling nearly all vehicles sold in the U.S., more than 2 million, to update software and fix a defective system that’s supposed to ensure drivers are paying attention when using Autopilot.
Documents posted Wednesday by U.S. safety regulators say the update will increase warnings and alerts to drivers and even limit the areas where basic versions of Autopilot can operate.
The recall comes after a two-year investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration into a series of crashes that happened while the Autopilot partially automated driving system was in use. Some were deadly.
And if that news wasn't bad enough, the website that Elon Musk has promoted as the "world's digital town square" suddenly swerved into a ditch and exploded, too.
X, the Elon Musk-owned social network formerly known as Twitter, was experiencing technical difficulties with links posted to the platform Wednesday.
With the glitch, when URLs posted to X are clicked on, the site’s t.co redirecting service returned an error message that says, “This page is down.” On some browsers, the error message reads, “I scream. You scream. We all scream… for us to fix this page. We’ll stop making jokes and get things up and running soon.”
Maybe it's just a coincidence that as soon as news of Space Karen's latest business disaster broke, so did all the links to news sites from X.
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