Musk is ready to grant competitors a license for key Tesla technologiesAugust 8, 2020
The main task of the company, according to its head Elon Musk, is not at all to destroy rivals, but to bring the transport revolution closer together. And for this purpose, he is ready to share technologies with lagging competitors.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is thinking about lending software and hardware to competitors, BI reports.
“Tesla is open to licensing software and supplying powertrains and batteries,” he tweeted. “We’re trying to accelerate the transition to renewable energy, not crush the competition!”
This post comes in response to a comment on an article on the Teslarati website that German auto companies, despite a significant gap, plan to catch up with Tesla in the development of electric vehicles. The head of Volkswagen Herbert Diess spoke about this in the spring, and recently the director of Audi, Markus Duesmann, admitted that his company is two years behind Tesla in the field of software and autonomous control.
Asked by a Twitter user if Musk is considering allowing legal use of his advanced robo-car software, Musk replied, “Of course.”
Tesla already supplied powertrains and batteries to Mercedes-Benz and Toyota in the past when these companies held Tesla shares.
Independent experts confirm the lag of traditional automakers from Tesla. At the beginning of the year, journalists from Nikkei Business Publications dismantled the Tesla Model 3 electric car. It turned out that in key engineering developments, Ilona Musk’s company is ahead of its competitors from Toyota and VW by at least 6 years.
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