Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Elon Musk is getting self-driving car ideas from a Will Smith movie

There are very few guarantees when Elon Musk takes the stage to announce a new product. There is one, however: he'll say some crazy stuff. Today's autopilot announcement was no exception.

Talking about the future of self-driving, Musk mentioned that he believes his company is about three years away from a fully autonomous car that the driver never has to control, so you can sleep or work or whatever suits your fancy while you go about your commute. "Eventually, they're won't be wheels or pedals. You'll just jump in a car and go somewhere," he said.

That's an extreme take, but it's a vision that Google shares. Later, though, Musk walked it back a bit, admitting that a fully autonomous pod "sounds boring" and suggesting that cars of the...

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