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.
In a recent announcement via a press release, General Motors (GM) and Honda have revealed that they have signed a new partnership for building high-performance, next-generation batteries for electric vehicles (EVs).
In an indication that Honda has preparations underway for India’s electric car push, the Japanese automaker is reportedly mulling the option of a battery production facility in the country.
On Tuesday, ride-hailing giant Uber announced the launch of a new pilot program, under which the company will provide cash incentives to some drivers who switch to electric or hybrid vehicles.
During the course of a recent interview with Digital Trends, Mitsubishi Motors North America’s Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President Don Swearingen shared some information about how Japanese automaker Mitsubishi -- controlled by Nis
In a recent press release, Nissan has revealed that a fleet of its new LEAF electric vehicles (EVs) will be used for policing in Japan.
According to reports, Japanese automaker Nissan would be using LG Chem batteries in its next LEAF EV version, rather than using the battery cells produced by its own Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC) battery cell subsidiary.