Tesla May Team Up with Google for Autonomous Driving

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Tesla is currently weighing the introduction of autonomous driving technologies for its models. The company’s CEO, Elon Musk, recently let it slip that the automaker is negotiating a partnership with Google, a leader in the field of self-driving vehicles.
Despite the fact that Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin both invested in Tesla prior to its initial public offering in 2010, Musk doesn’t fully agree with Google’s approach on the matter.

Tesla’s CEO sees the technology on Google’s self-driving Toyota Prius models, which is based on sensors, as being too expensive. He explains that an optical system relying on cameras and software would be a more cost-effective alternative.

And while Google is making efforts to bring self-driving vehicles to the market quicker, Tesla has other priorities. The company is keen to establish a customer base first.

Thus, it seems likely that Tesla will develop its own “auto-pilot”, as Musk describes it, but the EV producer could join forces with Google for the development process.

Via: Automotive News
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