Elon Musk seems to be on the receiving end off late, and this time its from Apple’s Co-Founder, Steve Wozniak. The baby boomer candidate didn’t seem very convinced with the Silicon Valley’s golden boy thus far. Speaking at the Money 20/20 conference in Los Angeles, Wozniak stated, “There is way too much hype around Tesla & if [Tesla says] something is going to happen, don’t quite count on it.”
Wozniak says Tesla’s promotions about its cars’ self-driving capabilities are overblown and lead people to trust the “autopilot” feature more than they should. “Tesla has in people’s mind that they have cars that will just drive themselves totally, and it is so far from the truth, so they have deceived us,” says Wozniak.
IN A LOT OF WAYS, TESLA IS BEHIND COMPANIES LIKE VOLVO AND AUDI.
– Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple
The Wall Street Journal’s investigation revealed that, When Musk made the announcement that all Teslas would be equipped with the technology to be fully autonomous, Tesla engineers felt they didn’t yet have a product that would safely do that. No Tesla is yet fully self-driving, or autonomous, and autopilot still requires drivers to be active and pay attention to the road. Despite all this, Wozniak does applaud Tesla for one major feat which is transitioning from gas driven cars to electric cars for the future.