• 6 minutes Can the World Survive without Saudi Oil?
  • 10 minutes Saudis Threaten Retaliation If Sanctions are Imposed
  • 15 minutes Closing the circle around Saudi Arabia: Where did Khashoggi disappear?
  • 2 hours U.N. About Climate Change: World Must Take 'Unprecedented' Steps To Avert Worst Effects
  • 2 mins WTI @ $75.75, headed for $64 - 67
  • 3 hours Saudis Pull Hyperloop Funding As Branson Temporarily Cuts Ties With The Kingdom
  • 11 hours How High Can Oil Prices Rise? (Part 2 of my previous thread)
  • 1 hour U.S. - Saudi Arabia: President Trump Says Saudi Arabia's King Wouldn't Survive "Two Weeks" Without U.S. Backing
  • 11 hours UN Report Suggests USD $240 Per Gallon Gasoline Tax to Fight Global Warming
  • 14 hours EU to Splash Billions on Battery Factories
  • 11 hours China Thirsty for Canadian Crude
  • 16 hours Porsche Says That it ‘Enters the Electric Era With The New Taycan’
  • 16 hours Gold price on a rise...
  • 16 hours Judge Approves SEC Settlement With Tesla, Musk
  • 16 hours Dow logs 830-point loss
  • 12 hours Shell, partners approve huge $31 billion LNG Canada project. How long till Canadian Federal government Environmentalates it into the ground?
The Oil Markets Are At A Confusing Crossroads

The Oil Markets Are At A Confusing Crossroads

The latest IEA report suggests…

Are Natural Gas Prices Set To Spike?

Are Natural Gas Prices Set To Spike?

Natural gas inventories have plunged…

Tesla Talk with Google about Developing Auto Pilot System for Cars

Elon Musk, the owner of Tesla Motors, believes that technology that can safely drive a car without human aid is the next evolutionary stage for automotive transport. Musk has been in talks with Google, who are also avid supporters of the idea of driverless cars, and actually boast their own fleet of self-driving Toyota Prius hybrids equipped with laser-radar devices to provide automatic, hands free steering.

Musk explained that he was intrigued by the idea, but preferred to think of the system as an autopilot. “I like the word autopilot more than I like the word self- driving 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.”

Related article: Another EV Bites the Dust

Musk said that he’s held discussions with Google about its Light Detection and Ranging, or Lidar, tracking system, but worries that the cost will be too high. “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,” he said. “However, it is also possible that we do something jointly with Google.”

Nissan Motor Co., and the US government have stated that fully autonomous vehicles will not exist on showroom floors for another decade, however Anthony Levandowski, the product manager at Google, has said that they expect to release the technology within five years.

By. Charles Kennedy of Oilprice.com



Join the discussion | Back to homepage

Leave a comment

Leave a comment

Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News