Elon Musk Says Tesla Is Open To Licensing Out Autopilot And Different EV Tech

Now, Musk’s supply is not a philanthropic endeavor to redeem humanity from the environmental burden of gas-guzzling automobiles. Licensing solely means the automaker that ultimately bites should pay a payment for each automotive wherein the Autopilot tech is used, simply the identical method Arm collects royalty for its chip design. However the larger query is, who will embrace Tesla’s Autopilot and Full Self-Driving (FSD) tech?

In 2016, Musk claimed at a convention that “a Mannequin S and Mannequin X at this level can drive autonomously with better security than an individual.” A number of accidents occurred within the years that adopted, some allegedly as a consequence of points with the Autopilot system in Tesla automobiles.

Curiously, when Musk’s claims about Tesla Autopilot tech had been introduced forth in a lawsuit involving a deadly crash, Musk’s protection argued that these statements had been probably deepfakes. In January, one other bombshell allegation dropped wherein it was claimed that early promotional movies for the self-driving tech weren’t actual, however staged. In gentle of these items, there is a massive query with no clear reply: given Tesla’s checkered monitor report with its in-house Autopilot tech, would any rival EV maker be keen to make the most of the system in its personal automobiles?