Tesla Model 3, the company's next-generation electric car 2020

This article is part of a series of articles about the Tesla Model 3, the company's next-generation electric car. 
The automotive, tyre and truck sectors achieved mixed results in the reporting season. Electricity generation and storage segment - generation of solar panels, batteries, energy storage and other storage products. Tesla designs, manufactures, sells, markets, maintains and markets solar and energy storage products, as well as develops and manufactures electric vehicles.
The Nikkei Asian Review first reported Tuesday that Panasonic plans to terminate its production agreement with Tesla for the Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo. Zemsky added that the loss of the Panasonic partnership will not affect Tesla's production of its Model S and Model X electric vehicles. While Tesla has said it will exceed its next factory employment target, confirmation of Panasonic's move was not included in the company's quarterly report on Wednesday. 
Panasonic entered into an agreement with Tesla in late 2016 to invest in a state-owned plant in Buffalo and take over production of the company's Model S and Model X electric vehicles. Tesla employed 800 people at the plant last summer, half of them at Panasonic. However, Tesla has since reported increasing production at its Gigafactory 2 plant in Fremont, California, and in the US.
The two companies will continue their industry-leading battery work for electric vehicles taking place at Tesla's Gigafactory in Reno, Nevada. The factory also manufactures lithium-ion batteries for the Model S and Model X electric vehicles, as well as charging stations for electric vehicles. 
While Tesla's electric car division performs well during production hell, the company has struggled with its solar business. Employees reported problems with solar panels, batteries and other parts of Tesla's solar system. 
Tesla said in presenting its quarterly results that Model Y deliveries would be limited in the first quarter. Tesla boss Elon Musk had previously estimated that the Model Y will grow to 1.25 million units by the end of its first year of production in 2018. But even if that were possible, Tesla would probably need several years to ramp up production to that level. 
Tesla Chief Financial Officer Zachary Kirkhorn said deliveries of the new SUV will increase in the coming quarters, but not at the same pace as the Model X. 
Tesla's autopilot software steered the vehicle into a triangular area at a highway intersection. The Tesla vehicle accelerated over a concrete barrier, separating the front of the Tesla from the rear, causing the other two drivers to collide. 
The driver of the Tesla, a 23-year-old San Francisco man, was taken to hospital but succumbed to his injuries. The Apple employee who died after his Tesla car crashed into the concrete barrier was playing a video game at the time of the accident, investigators believe. 
The NTSB said further crashes were predictable because Tesla had not made any changes to its autopilot system. The car was driving at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour using Tesla's Autopsilot software at the time of the crash, it said. 
Authorities released the results of the two-year investigation after the crash in March 2018, but it took a year - a long investigation by the NTSB. 
The National Transportation Safety Board criticized Tesla, Apple and traffic safety regulators for their handling of the crash. The NTSB determined that Huang's vehicle crashed into a damaged safety barrier after the vehicle's safety system failed to recognize the barrier and accelerated onto U.S. Highway 101, damaging it. Huang was driving a Tesla with autopilot assist on when it crashed in California's San Francisco Bay Area on October 31, 2017. 
Tuesday's hearing was about whether autopilot was on when the vehicle skidded and crashed into a concrete barrier separating the highway exit lane, killing Apple engineer Walter Huang. As a result of the accident, the Tesla caught fire on Friday morning and closed a section of US Highway 101 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Shortly before the crash, Tesla steered to the left, the NTSB said. 
It accelerated to 60 mph and crashed near the end of the concrete barrier, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTSB). 
Much of the board's frustration is directed at Tesla for failing to comply with the NTSB's recommendations two years ago. The board reiterated to Tesla the need for safety measures to prevent its autopilot driving system from operating at speeds it cannot control. Tesla is also expected to develop a more effective system to ensure drivers are always alert. Tesla's Autopsilot is the company's first fully autonomous, semi-autonomous vehicle. 
Tesla has been heavily criticised for failing to introduce safety measures to limit the use of autopilot in inappropriate situations. In one of its conclusions, the board wrote that if Tesla does not take safety measures to monitor drivers, "an abuse of autopilot is expected and the risk of future crashes remains. At a briefing yesterday, NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt urged Tesla not to respond to the recommendations of an automaker that wants to prevent abuse of driver assistance systems. 
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