If you thought Dojo would be the most exciting thing to come out of AI Day, you may want to reconsider. Tesla had a ‘One more thing’ moment near the end of AI Day where they announced that Tesla will be venturing into robotics.
Tesla showed off extremely impressive computing power in their new computer Dojo which should be operational next year. Tesla is putting a lot of money and energy into solving AI.
There will come a time at some point in the future when FSD is solved, whether that’s in two years, five or 10, but at some point Tesla will solve FSD and be left with a tremendous amount of computing power and AI knowledge. The question is what does Tesla do with all of this power and knowledge that is left.
Tonight, Elon Musk answered that question. Tesla realized that creating a humanoid robot that is able to interact in a human-built world requires solving a lot of the same problems Tesla is solving today with FSD. Tonight Tesla officially announced that they will be expanding into robotics.
Tesla will build a humanoid robot that would be capable of navigating our world and perform human-like tasks.
Elon talked about how the robot would be aimed at replacing humans for repetitive human tasks and that Tesla isn’t trying to make a ‘super human.’ The ‘Tesla bot’ would be slower (up to 5 MPH) and weaker than a human being, which could help ease fears of introducing such robots into work spaces.
A natural starting point for the Tesla Bot would be at Tesla’s factories where some tasks are still manually completed today. This will further push Tesla ahead of the competition in vehicle production.
Tesla drivers will now know when a Supercharge station is congested and will have the option to change their route to reduce their total travel time.
Not only does Tesla know exactly how many vehicles are charging at each location. It also knows the charge level of each vehicle and it could estimate the wait time for a Supercharger based on how many Teslas are nearby with a low state of charge.
Based on all of this information Tesla can come up with great suggestions on the best place to charge to reduce your overall trip time.
Tesla’s Supercharger rerouting feature will be useful, especially as Tesla starts opening its Supercharger sites to non-Tesla vehicles.
Tesla Model 3 is in the Top 10 best selling cars of 2021
Tesla’s Model 3 has landed a spot as the ninth best-selling car in the world for 2021, which is up 40% from 2020, according to Fiat Group World. The Model 3 accounted for 508,000 unit sales in 2021.
According to the data provided by Fiat Group World, the Toyota RAV4/Wildlander came in at number one, which is up from the second spot in 2020. The Ford F-150 pickup truck landed at number seven, down from the number 6 spot in 2020.
Toyota and Honda have four vehicles in the top 11 spots, while Nissan, Ford, and Tesla only have one spot.
Fiat Group World notes that the Tesla Model 3 continues to rise within the list and is expected to rank in the top five by the end of this year.
Additionally, the author adds that the Model Y is expected to outsell the Model 3 by the end of 2022, which means both the Model 3 and Model Y would both sit in the top five spots. The Model Y currently sits at the 19th spot on the list, which means the Model Y accounted for 392,000 sales in 2021. It rose from the 262nd spot, or 412%, from 2020.
It’s worth noting that the Model Y began its deliveries in 2020, which explains the significant jump in 2021. Earlier this year, it won U.S. News’ Best Luxury Electric SUV award.
Of the 110 vehicles included, the Model S and Model X did not make the cut. This is most likely due to their higher price tag.
With this data available and Fiat Group World’s insights, it’s entirely possible for the Model Y to overtake the Model 3 this year. And with Tesla constantly adding new features and bringing back ‘Enhanced Autopilot,’ consumers will likely jump on-board.
Tesla is currently battling global supply chain restraints, and Musk said at Bloomberg’s Qatar Economic Forum that these restraints are a bigger issue than competition from other competitive automakers.
“Our constraints are much. More in raw materials and being able to scale up productions,” Musk says.
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