Tesla has announced that it will hold an Autonomy Investor Day on the morning of April 19 at its headquarters in Palo Alto, CA. The event will see the electric car manufacturer discussing the roadmap for its full self-propelled features, which will be introduced through over-the-air updates.
The event will give investors a deep dive into the company's full self-driving strategy and will include updates from several of Tesla's key people who are actively involved in the development of autonomous software and hardware. Among these are CEO Elon Musk, CEO of Engineering Stuart Bowers, CEO of Hardware Engineering Pete Bannon, and Sr. Director of AI Andrei Karpathy.
Perhaps the most interesting thing is that the participants in the event will be able to experience these self-driving and autopilot improvements first hand. Test drives will be given to investors in case and the vehicles that will be used will be equipped with features and functionalities that are still in development. This means that some of Autopilot and Full Self-Driving will never be seen before, probably making a debut at the event.
Like the recent launch of the Model Y SUV, Tesla's Autonomy Investor Day will be webcast. Tesla is not yet registered, where the live stream will be available, even though the company has stated that additional details will be released in the near future.
Autonomy Investor Day could be considered one of Tesla's most serious moves to date with regard to its full self-propelled initiatives. Tesla has been quite conservative with the roll-out of its upcoming autonomous driving capabilities recently, with the company focusing more on enhancing existing features such as Navigate on Autopilot and Summon, both of which are now part of the company's Full Self-Driving suite. Elon Musk has also suggested upcoming FSD capabilities, such as. The ability to recognize traffic lights and stop signs as well as automatic driving in the city streets.
Tesla's full self-propelled effort is mostly obscured today by the work of companies such as Waymo and GM Cruise, who both immediately seek to achieve independent driving at level 5. In a recent study, Navigant Research noted Tesla itself as the second best company currently pursuing autonomous driving technologies that rank the company just above Apple, which is ranked last. In the midst of these feelings from skeptics, Tesla's Autonomy Investor Day seems ready to prove the company's critics wrong again.
Read Tesla's full message to the upcoming investor event below.
PALO ALTO, California, April 3, 201
Investors will be able to take test drives to experience our Autopilot software first hand, including features and functionality under active development. Investors will also hear directly from Elon Musk, as well as VP for Engineering, Stuart Bowers, VP for Hardware Engineering, Pete Bannon and Sr. Director of AI, Andrei Karpathy.
The event becomes webcast. Further details coming.