Malathi Nayak

Business, Technology, Autonomous

Musk Spared From Testifying in Tesla Autopilot Crash Suit

Elon Musk Tesla has shown that Musk “does not have unique personal knowledge of the issues in the case,” Florida Circuit Court Judge Janis Keyser wrote in a brief ruling. (Al Drago/Associated Press)

Elon Musk won’t have to testify in the first case set for trial that blames Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot for a fatal crash, a Florida judge said.

Malathi Nayak | Bloomberg News
March 17, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Elon Musk, Autopilot Critic Sought as Witnesses in Tesla Crash Trial

Musk Musk speaks at a previous event. (John Raoux/Associated Press)

The first trial to determine whether Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot technology led to a fatal car crash may require jurors to weigh testimony from founder Elon Musk against criticism of the driver-assistance system by Mary “Missy” Cummings, a U.S. government safety adviser.

Malathi Nayak | Bloomberg News
November 3, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Blue States Sue to Stop Trump’s Arctic Refuge Drilling Plan

Fifteen states are suing to block the Trump administration's decision to sell drilling rights in ANWR. Fifteen states are suing to block the Trump administration's decision to sell drilling rights in ANWR. (US Fish and Wildlife Service/Getty Images)

A group of 15 Democrat-led states sued to block the Trump administration’s decision to sell drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, alleging the plan fails to account for the danger to wildlife and climate-change impacts.

Malathi Nayak | Bloomberg News
September 9, 2020