Tesla’s Elon musk has suggested that a new public transport system is under development at the EV brand.
Although Musk was cautious about what he was revealing, and avoided naming or identifying the project itself, the public transport nature of the project was alluded to.
Musk said: “We have an idea for something that is not exactly a bus, but would solve the density problem for inner city situations. I think we actually need to rethink the whole concept of public transport and create something that people are actually going to like a lot more.”
He clarified that he was not talking about the ‘Hyperloop’ project, and continued: “I very much agree with solving the high-density urban transport problem, and I think there’s a new type of car or vehicle that would be great for that, and would take people to their final destination – not just a bus stop.”
When Norway’s Minister of Transport and Communications, Ketil Solvik-Olsen, asked where autonomous vehicles fit into the scheme, Musk replied: “Autonomous vehicles are key.”