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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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Tesla Model S Dashboard: Teardown Analysis Reveals Tablet-Like Construction

Oct 30 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Hybrid SUV Reports

With its massive 17-inch touchscreen display and very few secondary controls, the dashboard of a Tesla Model S electric car looks like nothing else on sale from any other automaker. The differences continue beneath the surface, where the Model S dashboard appears to borrow heavily fro ...
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All-electric Range Rover considered to rival Tesla Model X

Oct 30 2014 5:40am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

A new report indicates Land Rover is working on a pure electric Range Rover model to compete with the forthc ...
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Land Rover Eyes Electric SUV To Rival Upcoming Tesla Model X: Report

Oct 30 2014 3:30am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Following news that Germany’s major luxury brands are all planning high-end electric cars to take on Tesla Motors’ [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S and upcoming Model X, we now have details on similar plans at Land Rover. The British automaker is rumored to be eying a low-slung, car-like crossover, and if built it’s possible the ve ...
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Why Fiat-Chrysler Is Spinning Off Ferrari: An Analyst Weighs In

Oct 29 2014 3:21pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Today’s announcement that Fiat-Chrysler will spin off Ferrari into a separate company rocked the automotive world. Coming hot on the heels of the fiery resignation of longtime Ferrari CEO Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, the Italian-American auto conglomerate’s decision to shed Ferrari seems particularly chaotic. We spoke with Dave Sullivan, an analyst at AutoPacific, to get some insider insight on the deal. “ ...
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Detroit Electric Reveals First Production Image of SP:01

Oct 29 2014 1:06pm CDT | Source: Cars.com

Remember Detroit Electric? The startup company, which is resurrecting a brand last seen in 1939, announced plans more than a year ago to build a new electric car by August 2013. The first car — the all-electric SP:01, based on the now-defunct Lotus Exige — debuted in prototype form at the Shanghai auto show in April 2013. Four months later, Detroit Electric pushed back the plans, which involved building the car in the Detroit suburb of Pl ...
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2016 Chevy Volt Powertrain Details, Tesla Competition, 2015 Audi A3 TDI: Today's Car News

Oct 29 2014 10:30am CDT | Source: Honda Insight Reviews

Today, we've got the first details on the second-generation Voltec electric-drive system that will power the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, analysis of how Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz plan to compete with Tesla Motors, and the 2015 Audi A3 TDI is the first of our five nominees for Green Car Reports 2015 Best Car To Buy award. All this and m ...
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Official: Detroit Electric shows new fastback style for SP:01

Oct 29 2014 10:06am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Electric, MISC There's been a proud history of basing electric sports cars off of the Lotus Elise. Its lightweight architecture has formed the basis for the original Tesla Roadster, the PG Elektrus, the Rinspeed sQuba concept, the Zytek Elise prototype and the Dodge Circuit EV show car. But those projects have all come and gone. That run might not be over, though, as the ...
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23 hours ago

How Audi, BMW & Mercedes Plan To Compete With Tesla--And Why

Oct 29 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: All Small Cars

We already know that in the next few years, we'll see a slew of mid-size SUVs offered with plug-in hybrid powertrains--most from luxury brands like Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, and Range Rover. But the German luxury marques are making plans to compete more direct with Tesla Motors and its Model S all-ele ...
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Tesla Model S Gets Huge Incentive In Shangahi: No $12K Fee For Registration

Oct 29 2014 7:30am CDT | Source: Hybrid SUV Reports

The Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan has now been on sale in China for six months, but it recently received a major sales incentive from local officials in Shanghai. That city's municipal government has ruled that Tesla buyers will be exempted from paying the $12,000 registration fee required to obtain license plates. DON'T MISS: ...
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Tesla car owners get exemption from $12,000 Shanghai plates

Oct 29 2014 5:56am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Tesla car owners in Shanghai can register their electric vehicles for free after the city exempted them from paying $12,000 for a lice ...
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