Tesla Deliveries Surge, Defying Supply-Chain Woes

Tesla Inc. overcame snarled global supply chains to deliver a record number of vehicles in the third quarter.

The Silicon Valley electric-vehicle maker delivered 241,300 vehicles to customers in the three months ending in September, it said Saturday, up from 139,593 vehicles during the same period last year. Analysts surveyed by FactSet forecast Tesla would deliver roughly 227,000 vehicles in the quarter…

Tesla meanwhile has been preparing to expand public access to an advanced driver-assistance tool that is designed to help people navigate cities, adding to a suite of features that has mainly been intended for highway driving.

The promise of Tesla’s advanced driver-assistance software has attracted customers and investors, helping to transform Tesla into the most valuable auto maker in the world.