Tesla CEO: We have no plans to discontinue Autopilot

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk told Dow Jones on Tuesday the company has no plans to disable its Autopilot system in its cars.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into the role Autopilot might have played in a fatal accident. On Tuesday, the agency publicly disclosed a letter outlining several questions for the company.

The company sees Autopilot as a "lifesaving technology" according to Dow Jones, and said it will "redouble its efforts to educate customers."

The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that the Securities and Exchange Commission is also investigating the company over whether Tesla broke securities laws by failing to disclose the crash to investors in a recent filing, citing an anonymous source "familiar with the matter."

A representative for Tesla told CNBC Monday night that the company had not heard anything from the SEC yet.

A representative for the SEC declined to comment on the matter on Tuesday.

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