From the article "Elon Musk's Appetite for Destruction" (archived version for posterity), published January 17, 2023 on the web and slated for publication in the January 22 issue of the New York Times Magazine:
Slavik sent me one of the complaints he filed against Tesla, which lists prominent Autopilot crashes from A to Z — in fact, from A to WW. In China, a Tesla slammed into the back of a street sweeper. In Florida, a Tesla hit a tractor-trailer that was stretched across two lanes of a highway. During a downpour in Indiana, a Tesla Model 3 hydroplaned off the road and burst into flames. In the Florida Keys, a Model S drove through an intersection and killed a pedestrian. In New York, a Model Y struck a man who was changing his tire on the shoulder of the Long Island Expressway. In Montana, a Tesla steered unexpectedly into a highway barrier. Then the same thing happened in Dallas and in Mountain View and in San Jose.
Later in the article:
That is the argument that Tesla has to make to the public and to juries this spring. In the words of the company’s safety report: “While no car can prevent all accidents, we work every day to try to make them much less likely to occur.” Autopilot may cause a crash WW times, but without that technology, we’d be at OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
(emphasis added in both excerpts). What in the world do "WW" and "OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" mean in this context? In the first excerpt, "WW" seems to be a play on "A to Z," but in the second, it appears to represent a number--and God only knows how "OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" figures in. My working hypothesis is that these were intended to be placeholders for other values, but it's hard to understand how they survived the editing process, to say nothing of the fact that the article has been online for three days now without changes. Any insights?