Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, said on Monday that he aims to release self-driving cars in the United States and perhaps Europe by the end of this year, depending on regulatory approval.
Focus on SpaceX & Self Driving Technology
The SpaceX Starship spacecraft and self-driving Tesla electric cars are Musk’s current focus, according to an energy conference in Norway. The two technologies he is concentrating on are getting our Starship into orbit … and having self-driving Tesla cars by the end of the year.
He added that “Have self-driving in wide release at least in the U.S., and … potentially in Europe, depending on regulatory approval”.
He said that the world should develop sustainable sources of energy while continuing to extract oil and gas in order to sustain civilisation.
Musk told reporters on the side-lines of the conference “Realistically I think we need to use oil and gas in the short term, because otherwise civilisation will crumble”.
He said, while speaking on whether Norway should continue to drill for oil and gas that “I think some additional exploration is warranted at this time.”
Transition to Sustainable Energy & Economy is Huge Challenge
He said that “One of the biggest challenges the world has ever faced is the transition to sustainable energy and to a sustainable economy. That will take some decades to complete.”
As per him, the combined energy from the offshore wind power generation in the North Sea and that of stationary battery packs can be used. He said that “It could provide a strong, sustainable energy source in winter”.