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Musk’s “Grand plan” envisages autonomous Tesla Fleet


Tesla CEO Elon Musk undraped the second phase of the “Master plan” adumbrating a future when current vehicles like Trucks, Buses and cars will be substituted by autonomous vehicles that could be 10 times safer than the average U.S vehicle.
Musk wrote on tesla blog “The main reason was to explain how our actions fit into a larger picture, so that they would seem less random,” He further wrote “The point of all this was, and remains, accelerating the advent of sustainable energy, so that we can imagine far into the future and life is still good, That’s what ‘sustainable’ Means. It’s not some silly, hippy thing? it matters for everyone.”

There are four main aims which are already in process. Creating affordable, individual use solar roof, increase electric vehicle production, propagate tesla self-driving technology known as Autopilot. And enable consumer to share their cars as a secondary business.He wrote several months after setback for tesla motors.A driver was accidentally killed in a Model-S car which featured Autopilot. The company was of the opinion that the accident took off under “Extremely rare circumstances”. The technology was gone through increased scrutiny and Federal investigations.

Musk told that company will continue to advance its autopiot technology instead of waiting for right time. However, the Autopilot feature will be marked as “Beta” version unless it is 10 times safer than average U.S vehicle. He said that the autopilot technology is getting better every day.
He further wrote “When used correctly, it is already significantly safer than a person driving by themselves and it would therefore be morally reprehensible to delay release simply for fear of bad press or some mercantile calculation of legal liability,”
he wrote “When true self-driving is approved by regulators, it will mean that you will be able to summon your Tesla from pretty much anywhere,”. Moreover “Once it picks you up, you will be able to sleep, read or do anything else en route to your destination.”
He said tesla trucks and buses will be presented next year.He further said that tesla trucks will improve safety and decrease cost of transportation. He said “With the advent of autonomy. It will probably make sense to shrink the size of buses and transition the role of a bus driver to that of the fleet manager.”In July, Company failed to comply with the demand as in the second quarter as it vigorously increased manufacturing stimulated by record preorders of model 3. It has been questioned by many whether musk’s plan to boost production is feasible or not.

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