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Autopilot to improve factory efficiency?

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by baillies, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. baillies

    baillies Member

    Apr 19, 2015
    Sydney, Australia
    i read this article and thought that Tesla must have a major efficiency game for model 3 with less drivers needed to test and move cars around Tesla facilities given AP2 can automate much of this. Would still need someone for part of the QA testing (human ears for checking for noises) but almost everything else could be autonomous. This would slightly reduce the apparent cost of the hardware given that they can save on labour production costs.

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    Not much need for automated towing if all of the vehicles produced are autonomous!!! Also the parking location could be moved further away or even just have the cars drive themselves to the port for OS delivery.
  2. Saghost

    Saghost Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2013
    Interesting thought. It won't matter until the car is almost complete, with wheels on and the whole powertrain and computers together, but it should streamline the late production and testing phases.

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