Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, gave clues over his plan on Thursday to fix public transportation with a new vehicle, that is not exactly a bus, and will be able to reduce traffic in the cities. The billionaire, however, did not go into many details during a transport conference in Norway.
Musk assured to have a revolutionary idea, which will reduce traffic problems for inner city situations, and even though he later regretted making any comment at all, the billionaire said that autonomous vehicles were the key to solving the problem.
“I very much agree with solving the high-density urban transport problem,” Musk said in the conference. “There is a new type of car or vehicle that would be great for that and that will actually take people to their final destination and not just the bus stop.”
The SpaceX founder has previously been commenting on the idea of building car tunnels as a fix for traffic congestion, but it is not imaginable how this fix will have to do with self-driving cars, and even if it is imaginable it would look like something brought out of the Jetsons, not necessarily a bad thing.
Some speculations have been circling around over the idea Musk allegedly had, according to Techcrunch, the new machine sounded like an 8 to 10 passenger EV that automatically picks up and drops off multiple users on shared routes.
However, this billionaire is not the only one with the idea of solving public transportation on his mind. Warren Buffett recently backed an initiate for two all-electric buses made by Kleiner Perkins-backed Proterra Inc. in Silicon Valey, as reported by Bloomberg.
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Last year there was some speculation over the intentions of Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) to create an Uber-like service with their own electric cars, or at first, the idea was a partnership with the transportation company.
This may not be many speculations after the recently commented ideas, but the company may have now bigger worries to take into account with their cars hitting the headlines for malfunctions and fires. But even with the malfunction and voluntary recalls for the company’s car, Tesla has already 400,000 pre-orders for its latest product, which is trying to get to a more massive public.