Tesla has announced that it will be holding an Autonomy Investor Day on the morning of April
19 22 at its headquarters in Palo Alto, CA. The event will see the electric car maker discuss the roadmap for its full self-driving features, which will be introduced through over-the-air updates.
The event will provide investors with a deep dive into the company’s full self-driving strategy, and it will include updates from several of Tesla’s key executives that are actively involved in the development of autonomous software and hardware. Among these are CEO Elon Musk, VP of Engineering Stuart Bowers, VP of Hardware Engineering Pete Bannon, and Sr. Director of AI Andrej Karpathy.
Perhaps most interesting is that attendees of the event will be able to experience these full-self driving and Autopilot improvements firsthand. Test drives will be given to investors in the event, and the vehicles that would be used will be equipped with features and functionalities that are still in development. This means that some of Autopilot and Full Self-Driving’s never-before-seen features will likely make a debut on the event.
Similar to the recent unveiling of the Model Y SUV, Tesla’s Autonomy Investor Day will be webcast. Tesla is yet to announce where the livestream will be available, though the company has stated that additional details will be released in the near future.
The Autonomy Investor Day could be considered as one of Tesla’s most serious moves to date in terms of its full self-driving initiatives. Tesla has been fairly conservative with the rollout of its upcoming autonomous driving capabilities lately, with the company focusing more on improvements to existing features like Navigate on Autopilot and Summon, both of which are now part of the company’s Full Self-Driving suite. Elon Musk has hinted at upcoming FSD capabilities as well, such as the ability to recognize traffic lights and stop signs, as well as automatic driving in city streets.
Tesla’s full self-driving efforts are mostly eclipsed today by the work of companies like Waymo and GM Cruise, both of which are immediately aiming for Level 5 autonomous driving. In a recent study, Navigant Research even listed Tesla as the second-worst company currently pursuing autonomous driving tech, ranking the company just above Apple, which is ranked last. Amidst these sentiments from skeptics, Tesla’s Autonomy Investor Day seems poised to prove the company’s critics wrong yet again.
Read Tesla’s full announcement for the upcoming investor event below.
PALO ALTO, Calif., April 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tesla is making significant progress in the development of its autonomous driving software and hardware, including our FSD computer, which is currently in production and which will enable full-self driving via future over-the-air software updates. With a number of very exciting developments coming in the weeks and months ahead, Tesla will host investors on the morning of April 19th at our headquarters in Palo Alto to provide a deep dive into our self-driving technology and road map.
Investors will be able to take test-drives to experience our Autopilot software first-hand, including features and functionality that are under active development. Investors will also hear directly from Elon Musk, as well as VP of Engineering, Stuart Bowers, VP of Hardware Engineering, Pete Bannon, and Sr. Director of AI, Andrej Karpathy.
The event will be webcast. Additional details forthcoming.
Tesla has issued an update stating that the Autonomy Investor Day will be moved to April 22 to accommodate more investors. Following is the text of Tesla’s update.
PALO ALTO, Calif., April 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — UPDATE: Based on investor feedback, and in order to accommodate as many attendees as possible, we are moving Autonomy Investor Day to April 22nd. The event will still be held at Tesla Headquarters in Palo Alto.