In a series of three tweets this afternoon, Telsa CEO Elon Musk established that Tesla is undertaking an “intense effort” on autonomous driving; posted a recruitment notice for engineers (the autonomous driving team will report directly to Musk); and sketched out an approach.
Intense effort underway at Tesla to develop a practical autopilot system for Model S— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 18, 2013
Engineers interested in working on autonomous driving, pls email firstname.lastname@example.org. Team will report directly to me.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 18, 2013
Approach is 360 deg flush mounted tiny cameras + radar (prob not lidar). Lot of software & hardware level image processing.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 18, 2013