Elon Musk believes that the next model of his autonomous car will be a manufacturing revolution, Sky reported. Tesla Model Y will be an “incredible from a manufacturing standpoint,” the inventor said.
The billionaire Elon Musk has made the unusual admission that automation is overrated and more humans are needed to build the cars, talking about Tesla Model 3. During a sometimes-testy conference call with analysts, Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, conceded that criticism was valid but said it was “quite likely” the company would make money and have positive cash flow in the third quarter.
“We have temporarily dialled back automation and introduced certain semi-automated or manual processes while we work to eventually have full automation take back over,”
During the latest conference call, the Tesla CEO also hit out at the media, calling journalists “irresponsible” for writing about the dangers of autonomous vehicles. The engineer claimed that people might actually ‘turn it off and then die’ because of the stories following two fatal crashes of Teslas on autopilot this year. At the same time, an inventor admitted that Tesla made a mistake by adding too much automation too quickly at the factory.
However, Musk has already decried the number of manufacturing robots used to build the Model 3, and on today’s call spotlighted one such robot — nicknamed “Flufferbot” — that is used to place fibreglass mats on tops of the vehicles’ battery packs.