Thanks to Tesla, Elon Musk is enjoying his status as the world’s richest man. But the tech billionaire and automaker is by no means keeping his trade secrets to himself. Convinced that electric cars are the way of the future, he has announced his unrelenting support through sharing Tesa’s Autopilot technology.
Earlier this year, Elon Musk announced that Tesla’s Full-Self Drive (FSD) would receive a significant upgrade. Despite the legal troubles Tesla has faced, Musk remains fully committed to his vision of making price-efficient cars that can drive themselves without needing a hand of the steering wheel.
Elon Musk Is Open To Sharing Autopilot Technology
Innovative technology is a cut-throat industry, but Elon Musk is extending an olive branch to other auto companies. Responding to the concerns of General Motors’s CEO May Barra, Musk has announced his intention to share Tesla’s Autopilot feature to ensure electric cars can make profits and to ensure harmony in the industry.
Elon Musk has already made several Tesla patents available years ago. And now, Tesla will extend its courtesy by sharing the tech for the Supercharger network. The Tesla CEO tweeted, “Tesla aspires to be as helpful as possible to other car companies. We made all our patents freely available several years ago. Now, we are enabling other companies to use our Supercharger network. Also happy to license Autopilot/FSD or other Tesla technology.
Tesla aspires to be as helpful as possible to other car companies.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 5, 2023
We made all our patents freely available several years ago.
Now, we are enabling other companies to use our Supercharger network.
Also happy to license Autopilot/FSD or other Tesla technology.
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Controversies Surrounding Tesla’s Autopilot Feature
Tesla’s most prominent feature is undeniably the Autopilot. But Musk’s innovation has proved to be a security concern on several occasions. Tesla CEO is known for making ambitious announcements about the Autopilot’s potential, later backtracking on these grandiose promises.
Elon Musk is currently embroiled in the Walter Huang lawsuit. The Apple engineer allegedly lost his life because of his Tesla ability to read the road ahead. Musk’s legal team tried to play the ‘Deepfake’ defense but failed. People considering buying a Tesla may want to wait till these death-resulting glitches are fixed.
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