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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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Honda Kills Fit EV, Says It Is Committed to Other Forms of Electromotive Transportation

Aug 1 2014 5:25pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Honda is discontinuing its Fit EV by the end of the year as it concentrates on other forms of electrified vehicles like Accord PHEV and the production version of the futuristic-looking FCEV concept that rocked the 2013 L.A. auto show. The Fit is the latest casualty of Honda’s evolving approach to electromobility. Earlier this year, Honda announced its decision to discontinue the slow-selling Insight hybrid, but this news regar ...
Source: Car and Driver   Full article at: Car and Driver


1 hour ago

Tesla & Panasonic finalize Gigafactory deal

Aug 1 2014 4:00pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Tesla's Gigafactory is inching closer to reality as the company has finally inked a deal with Pa ...
Source: World Car Fans   Full article at: World Car Fans


5 hours ago

Tesla, Panasonic Sign Deal for Epic Gigafactory Battery Plant Slated to Open Before 2017

Aug 1 2014 12:22pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Panasonic has agreed to partner with Tesla on its Gigafactory battery-manufacturing facility, which will eventually assemble all battery packs for both the automaker’s lineup and its foray into electrical storage for homes and businesses. The Japanese electronics giant, which already provides the lithium-ion cells in the Model S, won’t commit to hauling its own equipment to the U.S. just yet, however. Just as it does now at its factory ...
Source: Car and Driver   Full article at: Car and Driver


6 hours ago

New Car Sales, Jaguar XE, Tesla Sales: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Aug 1 2014 10:45am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: July 2014 Car Sales: The Big Six Surge Car sales made big gains in July, with the Big Six brands leading the way. GM and Ford posted gains of about 10 percent, behind big sales of vehicles like the Camaro and F-150, while Chrysler was up 20 percent, and Nissan ...
Source: The Car Connection   Full article at: The Car Connection


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July Electric-Car Sales, Tesla Gigafactory Site, BMW i3 Fuel Cell: Today's Car News

Aug 1 2014 10:30am CDT | Source: Diesel Reports

Today on Green Car Reports: Plug-in electric car sales for July are coming in, Tesla breaks ground at a "potential" Gigafactory site, and will there be a hydrogen fuel-cell version of the BMW i3? All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla's quarterly earnings report reveals sales numbers and groundbreaking at a ...
Source: Diesel Reports   Full article at: Diesel Reports


12 hours ago

Motor Mouth: The dark side of self-driving cars

Aug 1 2014 5:00am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

The Emails are not always kind. As Driving‘s self-appointed automotive spoilsport constantly searching for the pitfalls in the seemingly obvious and the flaws in the self-satisfied, I leave myself pretty open to all manner of insult. Curmudgeonly is probably the politest accusation hurled at a typically fractious column, naysayers constantly railing against my supposed lack of vision (Motor Mouthian postulations, for inst ...
Source: Driving Canada   Full article at: Driving Canada


21 hours ago

​Tesla Brought In Formula 1 People To Help With Service

Jul 31 2014 8:30pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Tesla just wrapped up its investor's call following the release of its Q2 earnings report , and as always, Elon Musk and Co. delivered a slew of interesting tidbits and quotes. Here's what you need to know, in easily digesti ...
Source: Jalopnik   Full article at: Jalopnik


23 hours ago

Edmunds' long-term Tesla Model S has been wonderful, woeful

Jul 31 2014 6:10pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Maintenance, Hatchback, Tesla, Electric We generally don't report on other outlets' long-term model tests, but Edmunds just completed a 17-month ownership experience with a 2013 Tesla Model S. It's just too interesting not to share. The site bought a 2013 Model S Performance model for the added range of its 85-kilowatt-hour battery and tossed on a good variety of options for a total price of $105,005, including a wall charger. In terms of driv ...
Source: Autoblog   Full article at: Autoblog


1 day ago

Tesla's Q2 net loss widens to $62 million as randd expenses soar

Jul 31 2014 4:22pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Tesla Motors said its net loss widened to $61.9 million in the second quarter, even though it assembled and delivered record numbers of Model S electric cars and posted a 90 percent increase in re ...
Source: Automotive News   Full article at: Automotive News


1 day ago

Tesla earnings beat estimates, Gigafactory construction imminent

Jul 31 2014 4:17pm CDT | Source: Car Craft

Tesla's Q2 earnings beat Wall Street estimates, yet shares are tumbling in after-hours trading. The company says it's still on track to deliver 35,000 Model S units by year' ...
Source: Car Craft   Full article at: Car Craft


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