By Dana Hull, Bloomberg 35 mins ago After pushing the auto industry along toward an electric future, Elon Musk wants to put cars on an accelerated path to driving autonomously, equipping each new Tesla model with the hardware needed for full self-driving capability.
DETROIT - Tesla Motors said Wednesday that it would equip all of its new vehicles with technology that enables fully autonomous driving, but would not activate the system until it undergoes further testing. In a blog post, the maker of electric cars said the new hardware included cameras, sensors and radars that allow the vehicles to operate without a human driver.
File photo. Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the latest iteration can bring added safety, and that buyers will have a choice for how much autonomy they want to give their vehicle. Photo: AP San Francisco: Billionaire Elon Musk moved the world one step closer to robotic vehicles, saying every car and SUV that his Tesla Motors Inc.
Tesla Motors Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said all vehicles currently being produced at its factory, including the upcoming Model 3, will have full self-driving capability. Every vehicle built "will have the hardware needed for full self-driving capability at a safety level substantially greater than that of a human driver," the company said in a statement Wednesday.
Tesla Motors Inc. said buyers who place new orders for Model 3 vehicles can expect to begin receiving deliveries as soon as mid-2018, with production starting as scheduled late next year. "Production begins late 2017. Delivery estimate for new reservations is mid 2018 or later," the electric-car marker said on its website Tuesday.
Tesla Motors Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk, who plans to merge the automaker with SolarCity Corp., surprised investors when he tweeted that it would no longer be necessary for either company to raise equity or borrow money this quarter. That doesn't mean he's flush with cash.
Proterra Inc., a Silicon Valley-based maker of electric transit buses, named former Tesla Motors Inc. manufacturing executive Josh Ensign as chief operating officer to oversee an increase in production. Ensign is one of several manufacturing executives who left Tesla in recent months, in part because such expertise is in high demand in Silicon Valley.
Space Exploration Technologies Corp., the rocket maker run by billionaire Elon Musk, said that Google Inc. and Fidelity Investments have invested $1 billion that will give them a combined stake of almost 10 percent. The money gives SpaceX cash as it explores new ways to connect people to the Internet.
A file photo of Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors. Photo: Bloomberg San Francisco: Elon Musk has brushed off doubts about his plan to marry Tesla Motors Inc. and SolarCity Corp. with reassurances the idea is sound, including that his board is unanimously behind him.
Elon Musk has brushed off doubts about his plan to marry Tesla Motors Inc. and SolarCity Corp. with reassurances the idea is sound, including that his board is unanimously behind him. That's hardly surprising. Six of Tesla's seven directors are Musk insiders with SolarCity ties, a setup often criticized as overly cozy.
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