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Tesla CEO Talks to Google about Autopilot Systems

Tesla CEO Talks to Google about Autopilot Systems

May 8 2013, 12:36pm CDT | by

Tesla doesn't want autonomous vehicles

Tesla makes some of the coolest electric vehicles in the world. The company's new Model S not only performs as well as most gasoline-powered performance sedans out there, but it has an impressive...

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Tesla CEO Talks to Google about Autopilot Systems

May 8 2013, 12:36pm CDT | by

Tesla doesn't want autonomous vehicles

Tesla makes some of the coolest electric vehicles in the world. The company's new Model S not only performs as well as most gasoline-powered performance sedans out there, but it has an impressive electric driving range as well. Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently announced that he had been in talks with Google about future autopilot systems for Tesla vehicles.

Google is more famous for autonomous vehicles that are able to drive between two points with no human intervention. However, Musk sees the future as far as Tesla vehicles go as something more akin to an autopilot system than a car that can drive itself. A lot of automotive manufacturers are looking at autopilot systems that allow the car to drive itself in situations such as heavy traffic.

“I like the word autopilot more than I like the word self- driving,” Musk said in an interview. “Self-driving sounds like it’s going to do something you don’t want it to do. Autopilot is a good thing to have in planes, and we should have it in cars.” There is no indication of when or if this technology might come to Tesla vehicles.

 
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Has Tesla 'Proved Electric Cars Are Better' If Public, Industry Don't Know It Yet?

Sep 1 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Diesel Reports

When industry analysts, financial analysts and the motoring press have all lavished praise on a car, there's a fair chance it's a pretty good car. That's the case for the Tesla Model S electric car, particularly as two market analysts from Credit Suisse have seen fit to provide a point-by-point bre ...
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Tesla In Deal To Build 400 Charging Stations In China

Aug 31 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Diesel Reports

The Chinese market has become vital for many global automakers. For some, it's a haven of high sales numbers to offset struggles in markets like the U.S. and Europe. To others, like Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA], it's a way to promote your product to a vast and growing marketplace. Tesla has made a big commitment to China and is backing that up with ...
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There are ways to sneak Tesla Model S into Russia for just 6.5M rubles

Aug 30 2014 4:07pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Sedan, Russia, Tesla, Electric Tesla Fever has extended far and wide, winning over critics and everyday enthusiasts alike. The company is rapidly expanding its efforts both in its home market and abroad, but for some of its wealthy fans, that move isn't happening quite fast enough. Dmitry Grishin is one such enthusiast. The 35-year-old multi-millionaire founder of Russia's Mail.ru is a big fan of Elon Musk's operation, so much s ...
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2 days ago

Georgia Dealers Want Tesla Shut Down

Aug 30 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

It is no surprise that San Francisco is the number one metro area for EVs, but I would have never guessed that Atlanta would be number two. It seems Georgia dealers have not taken too kindly to this EV popularity and are now petitioning the state legislature ...
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Weekly Recap: Volvo's $11-billion gamble

Aug 30 2014 10:13am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Crossover, Volvo It's ambitious, but Volvo is spending money on core products built on qualities that have made the brand successful in the past. Just how much does it take to revive an iconic premium brand? How does $11 billion sound? That's what Volvo's Chinese owners are spending to give the Swedish company one more shot to make it as a global carmaker. It's a make-or-bre ...
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California lawmakers set to adjourn without Tesla aid

Aug 30 2014 5:40am CDT | Source: Automotive News

California lawmakers are set to adjourn for the year without coming up with incentives to entice Tesla Motors to build a $5 billion batt ...
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Dealers in Georgia petition to shut Tesla down

Aug 29 2014 5:03pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Auto dealers in Georgia are the latest seeking to shut down Tesla's factory-own ...
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2016 Chevy Volt Range Extender, Tesla Hunger Games, Toyota Hybrid Sales: Today's Car News

Aug 29 2014 10:41am CDT | Source: Hybrid SUV Reports

Today we have stories on three big green-car names. Find out why the 2016 Chevrolet Volt could get a 75-horsepower range extended, and why states may be stuck in a "Hunger Games" for the massive battery "Gigafactory." Meanwhile, Toyota continues to dominate global hybrid sales. All th ...
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Tesla setting up 400 charging stations in China

Aug 29 2014 8:47am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Tesla, the electric automaker led by CEO Elon Musk, will work with China’s second-largest mobile-phone company to set up charging points for its vehicles. Tesla signed an agreement today with China United Network Communications Corp. to build 400 charging points in 120 Chinese cities at China Unicom outlets, Tesla spokeswoman Peggy Yang said today in a phone interview. The two companies will also build 20 supercharging stations that work as mu ...
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Tesla shares jump to record after China charging network deal

Aug 29 2014 6:45am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Tesla Motors shares rose to a new record after the electric-car maker led by Elon Musk reached an agreement to create a vehicle-charging network in China with the country's secon ...
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