Tesla Versus Google: Elon Musk Says He’ll Have Driverless Cars On The Road By 2016
Tesla Motors: These cars are awesome. Everything about them is awesome and you should buy them because you want to be awesome too. Oh wait, the base model will set you back about $64,000. Well then, maybe we can’t all be awesome.
Nevertheless, Tesla is a pretty cool company that makes some equally cool electric automobiles. Better yet, Tesla is going head to head with another cool company: Google.
Yup, grab your pocket protectors, graphing calculators, and rendering protocols because this one’s going to be a title match deciding the undisputed heavyweight nerd-company-champion in the category of robot-cars.
Of course, I say this with the utmost respect for both organizations. I, for one, have issues logging into my email everyday so I could never hope to operate on a level of intelligence comparable to that of the employees in these companies. But hey, we all have our own calling.
Anyhow, these two smooth operators are competing for exclusive bragging rights of building the first driverless car on the road. Google started this campaign about three years ago, but nothing too substantial has happened since then.
Tesla, however, has boasted that they will produce a fully operational, 90% autonomous car within the next three years.
For one, I am glad somebody’s giving Google a run for their money. After all we can’t have all of these big, gigantic companies getting lazy, losing their competitive edge, and ultimately falling into a pattern of depression and unsatisfactory performance now, can we?
So yeah, I think it is great to see this match-up, but I have one small criticism of Tesla.
90% you say? What is this bull$%&#. 90%? That’s just a cop-out. If you’re going to make a driver-less car, should it not be %100 autonomous?
Via CNN, Photo courtesy Google