Tesla Reportedly Working On Secret Self-Driving Bus-Type Vehicle

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Over the past year, Tesla has tweaked its self-driving vehicle software — Autopilot. Now, it appears the company is preparing to use the autonomous feature to reduce traffic in large cities by offering it on a bus — or something similar to one. 

Bloomberg reports that the secret development is Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s attempt to address traffic congestion in high-density urban areas.

“We have an idea for something which is not exactly a bus but would solve the density problem for inner city situations,” Musk said at a transport conference in Norway.

The key to solving that issue, Musk says, is autonomous vehicles, and not just those for individual use.

“I don’t want to talk too much about it. I have to be careful what I say,” he later said. “There’s a new type of car or vehicle that would be great for that and that’ll actually take people to their final destination and not just the bus stop.”

Musk’s Secret Plan to Curb City Traffic With Self-Driving ‘Bus’ [Bloomberg]

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