Tesla turns to its employees for help in testing self-driving technology
In a recent report, electric vehicles magazine Electrek has revealed that Tesla CEO Elon Musk has sent an email to employees, seeking their help in testing the company’s self-driving technology.
Tesla Motors presently has efforts underway to develop its self-driving program. As part of the move, the US-based electric vehicle maker is leveraging the work that it has done on its Autopilot software as well as the data collected through its electric car fleet.
According to the email sent by Musk to employees, Tesla requires “100-200 employees” for testing its full self-driving technology.
Musk has revealed in the email that Tesla employees who purchase new electric cars will get premium interior packages, along with free Enhanced Autopilot and Full Self-Driving Capability package upgrades, which are priced between $5,000 and $10,000.
In lieu of the benefits being offered to employees who buy new electric cars, Tesla wants the employees to commit to the sharing of hundreds of hours of driving feedback with the company. The feedback from employees will enable Tesla to make improvements to its self-driving technology.
The latest move by Tesla marks an apparent expansion of a program which the company already has in place for employees and some customers to gain access to new software and give their feedback, before a broader release of the software.
With Germany targeting a figure of 1 million electric vehicles (EVs) cars on its roads by the year 2020, Munich-based EV start-up Sono Motors has efforts underway to launch its solar-powered electric car ‘Sion’ in 2019.
In a short video posted on Twitter, Daimler has unveiled “the very first design detail” of Mercedes-Benz’s forthcoming production version of its ‘EQC’ all-electric SUV, and has also confirmed that the full version of production EQC will be unveile
In an announcement made on August 23, Singapore-based ride-hailing company Grab has revealed that it plans to introduce 200 new electric vehicles (EVs), which will progressively hit the roads from 2019.
During the course of an interview at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show, Detlev von Platen -- Porsche’s Chief of Sales Division -- informed that Porsche is projecting electric cars will account for as much as 50% of the automaker’s vehicle deliveries by t
US electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk shared some interesting information about the automaker’s upcoming products last week, saying that the pickup truck is his ‘favorite next Tesla product.’ The statement was made by Musk during Te
In a move which marks the latest electrification effort by UPS, the parcel delivery giant has placed an order for 1,000 electric delivery vans with Ohio-based truck manufacturer Workhorse.