Tesla interested in Google's autopilot technology

Tesla interested in Google's autopilot technology

Google's revolutionary self-driving car could be on our streets much sooner than previously imagined, after US electric car firm Tesla expressed an interest in the vehicles.

According to Elon Musk, co-founder of Tesla, he has been in discussion with Google over the self-driving technology that is in development, though commented on how he thought it could use a potential re-brand.
"I like the word autopilot more than I like the word self-driving," said Musk in an interview with Bloomberg.

"Self-driving sounds like it's going to do something you don't want it to do."

He also went on to discuss the replacement of the Google car's expensive sensors with a more cost effective optical system.

Anthony Levandowski, project manager for the Google project has said the self-drive technology is expected to be on the streets within five years.

Admittedly that is quite some time, but Google's self-drive cars are already benefitting some early users, such as Steve Mahan, a near-totally blind Californian, who has been given a new lease of life thanks to the Google car.

You can watch his story below.

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