Tesla’s Master plan.14

With the future of automotive going into self-driving cars, Elon Musk has been setting the future in the right direction. Tesla is a well-known company in the Silicon Valley. Even though all their cars are electric and are environment friendly, going electric is not the only thing they are trying to master. I am sure a lot of people know about Tesla so I won’t go into much details about them, but I will talk about the plans of Tesla. According to Elon Musk, 10 years ago, he made the first Master Plan for Tesla. His goal was to create a low volume car, which would necessarily be expensive, use that money to develop a medium volume car at a lower price, use that money to create an affordable, high volume car, and provide solar power. That has all been done already through the development and production of the roadster, Model S, and the Model X. The Model 3 is part of plan 1 but is still under production and will be released in the near future. Now that plan 1 was covered, let’s go over the new master plan that Elon has released recently. In part 2, it stated that their goal was to create stunning solar roof with seamlessly integrated battery storage, expand the electric vehicle product line to address all major segments, develop a self-driving capability that is 10X safer than manual via massive fleet learning, and enable your car to make money for you when you aren’t using it. That that means is they are going to make every car fully autonomous. Meaning it will be 100% able to be self driven. Yes, the cars now do have this, but not a 100% autonomous made where you can literately sleep and you get from point A to point B without doing anything. Although we knew that was Tesla’s goal all along, it will soon be happening. Next they will also be developing their own type of Uber. Meaning that all the cars that are made by Tesla will be able to pick you up and send you to your destination without the need of a driver. They also stated that if you currently own a Tesla, you can allow your car to do the same, if you so wish to have strangers in your car of course. With this process, you will be able to make money just by giving your car to Tesla’s new system. Although there is more to discuss, I think this is a great idea, although with cars roaming around without a driver, we can expect Tesla will strengthen their back from any lawsuits that may come in. As I am sure Tesla has already aware of since the incident where a man was killed in his Tesla on the freeway. We can definitely see some changes in the future as this plan is the next step in Tesla’s big future.


4 thoughts on “Tesla’s Master plan.14

  1. My thoughts on this are the same as on all other posts about self driving cars. I like the idea but do not see it being plausible for the time being. I am not saying the technology is not there, far from it it clearly is, but as long as there is some idiot on the road self driving cars will never be the norm. Though the car might actually make the smarter decision, In a panic situation I would much rather have control of the vehicle as apposed to leaving my fate up to the car.


  2. Hi Darren,

    It’s kind of crazy how all these companies are getting into the self-driving business. You seem to know a lot about the Tesla story, but it would be interesting to look more into the ethical implications each development Tesla has made and how they have improved after each model. This might reveal how they’ll plan to handle security and risks when it comes to their autonomous car.


  3. Hi Darren, I definitely think that having 100% automated cars could be very beneficial to society. It would be like having your own personal Uber, and you’d never have to worry about parking. My only concern is whether they are able to pull this off, technology-wise. I just wrote a blog on how human traffic customs that don’t necessarily follow traffic laws can interfere with an autonomous car’s ability to do it’s job correctly. But as long as they are able to make these cars advanced enough and smart enough, I think it could be a really great convenience for people.


  4. Hi Darren,
    It’s crazy to think that there are self-driving cars already on the road. It’d be worthwhile to look into the process of deciding whether an autonomous car is safe to put on the road and what sort of factors are considered when making this ethical decision whether it’s safe enough to put out on the road with other drivers.


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