What do you get when you combine Elon Musk, Tesla electric vehicles and driverless car technology? BINGO, yes, but also an automobile so futuristic it may as well shuttle George Jetson around.
Bloomberg reports that Tesla CEO Elon Musk is working with Google on figuring out a way to implement the company’s driverless car technology into his own fleet of fancy futuremobiles. But because he is Mr. Musk, he’d rather you use a different terminology than that whole “driverless car” thing (hope you don’t mind, Larry).
“I like the word autopilot more than I like the word self-driving,” Mr. Musk told Bloomberg. “Self-driving sounds like it’s going to do something you don’t want it to do. Autopilot is a good thing to have in planes, and we should have it in cars.” Well, okay then.
Mr. Musk also said that he wants to work on a cheaper alternative to GOOG’s technology, and though he’s met with the team behind the driverless car initiative there, he told Bloomberg he thinks Tesla will probably develop its own autopilot. Looks like somebody won’t be getting to try out Google Glass anytime soon.