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Tesla’s Electric Vehicles To Find Parking Spot On Their Own By 2019

"Model 3" has been available for over a year now with the 'Long-Range' battery pack version for 310 miles of range

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Announcing major improvements for Tesla’s Autopark (Summon) feature, CEO Elon Musk has said the company’s electric vehicles would be able to find a parking spot and even read signs for parking instruction to avoid tickets by next year.

The “AutoPark” feature comes with “Autopilot” which is its semi-autonomous driver assistance system. When prompted by a driver, the feature can move a vehicle into a parking spot.

“By next year, a Tesla should be able to drive around a parking lot, find an empty spot, read signs to confirm it’s valid and park,” Musk tweeted late Wednesday.

The electric carmaker’s “Autopilot” feature also uses software and hardware to enable automatic steering, braking, accelerating and lane changing under certain conditions.

“Musk described the technology as a ‘slightly smarter version’ of the automaker’s ‘Autopark’ feature which currently enables a Tesla to parallel park or perpendicular park on its own once the car is next to a clearly marked open spot,” reported USA Today.

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Tesla CEO- Elon Musk. (VOA)

The company has faced flak calling it “Autopilot”, since drivers are supposed to keep their hands touching the steering wheel.

Last month, the electric car maker announced a version of “Model 3” with a new ‘mid-range’ battery pack for $45,000 before incentives.

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“Costs $35k after federal and state tax rebates in California, but true cost of ownership is closer to $31k after gas savings,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrote on Twitter.

“Model 3” has been available for over a year now with the ‘Long-Range’ battery pack version for 310 miles of range. (IANS)

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Elon Musk Becomes Longest Serving CEO in Global Automotive Segment

Musk has repeatedly pushed workers to hit quarterly goals while managing all the extra production and delivery work piling up toward the end of a quarter

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk. (VOA)

For many of us, Tesla is a new entrant in the global auto industry but Elon Musk has actually become the longest serving CEO in today’s automotive segment.

The feat was achieved when then-Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche, serving as the German automaker’s CEO since 2006, retired in May this year, Teslarati reported on Wednesday.

Musk took over as the electric car maker’s CEO in 2008.

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi saw veteran CEO Carlos Ghosn quitting over his alleged connection with a high-profile financial scandal.

Last month, Mitsubishi also announced the departure of its CEO Osamu Masuko.

BMW CEO Harald Kruger has also announced his retirement.

Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla. Wikimedia Commons

Many automakers have new CEOs and only Akio Toyoda of Toyota who joined in 2009 is close behind Musk.

Under Musk, Tesla is breaking all records. The electric car-maker achieved a record production of 87,048 vehicles and record deliveries of approximately 95,200 vehicles in the second quarter of 2019.

In the quarter (April-June 2019), Tesla produced new 72,531 Model 3 sedans and delivered 77,550 of those.

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In addition, 14,517 new Model SX cars were made and 17,650 of those were delivered.

Customer vehicles in transit at the end of the quarter were over 7,400.

Musk has repeatedly pushed workers to hit quarterly goals while managing all the extra production and delivery work piling up toward the end of a quarter. (IANS)