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Tesla and Google could be teaming up to bring a fully electric self-driving car to reality

Tesla wants to automate its electric vehicles, looks to Google for help
| Technology in Vehicles News | Posted: May 7, 2013 5:50 pm

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has announced that he is in talks with Google to develop driverless technology for Tesla's electric vehicles.




Musk says that he feels that autonomous driving is the next logical step in the evolution of cars, but is hesitant because he believes Google's technology, which currently utilizes sensors over an optical system is, "too expensive," and may prevent Tesla's plans to implement Google's system from coming to fruition.


"We've had some technical discussions with Google about its Light Detection and Ranging, or Lidar, laser tracking system... I think Tesla will most likely develop its own autopilot system for the car, as I think it should be camera-based, not Lidar-based. However, it is also possible that we do something jointly with Google."


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