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When we think billionaires of the world, we straight away think about Bill Gates, Aliko Dangote, Mark Zuckerberg and one or two dictators at home and abroad.

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Elon Musk: The man giving street credibility a whole new meaning.

But a name that seems to be creeping up exponentially is Elon Musk; a South African Born technology entrepreneur who seems to be having his finger in all the tech pies, including pies people have not thought of baking.

One of the companies Elon operates is the Tesla inc.

Tesla Car and the charging stations. Copyright of www.tesla.com

Tesla Car and the charging stations. Copyright of www.tesla.com

Elon Musk and Tesla motors are changing the way we experience being on the road; from the driver to the passengers to the environment. The cars boast a complex network of rechargeable electric engine, cameras and sensors that map out the surroundings to provide a driverless voyage for the occupant(s). With that being the possibility, however the company has stressed that you should not give the on-board computer 100% control of your journey as this may result in accidents. However, owners of the vehicle have commuted without touching the steering wheel, unless to start the car.

This, like your smartphone, is a smart car.

The on board computer system for driverless experience. Copyright of www.tesla.com

The on board computer system for driverless experience. Copyright of www.tesla.com

 

You can charge it at your docking station at home (charger plugs into household sockets) Plugs into any or in a fuel station that has the Tesla charging dock. The charging speeds and capacity vary for different car models and charging stations, but the lowest is said to be able to take you for up to 170 miles in 30 minutes’ charge, which should be enough to commute from work to home and back to your home charging point.

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source: www.tesla.com

 

You can charge it at your docking station at home (charger plugs into household sockets) Plugs into any or in a fuel station that has the Tesla charging dock. The charging speeds and capacity vary for different car models and charging stations, but the lowest is said to be able to take you for up to 170 miles in 30 minutes’ charge, which should be enough to commute from work to home and back to your home charging point.

Although not the only company working in the electric automobile industry, the Tesla range is the number one brand available worldwide. But with Tesla cars we need to ask ourselves an important question:

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Can we fully trust the autopilot system with our roads and lack of signs and the traffic?

…Ask me again in 10 years…

In some (dem plenty!) parts of Nigeria where there are lots of potholes, traffic ligths not working or absent, the Tesla vehicle computer is likely to bump into a vast array of problems that will hinder the hands free driving experience. But that does not mean the car will not work. If anything, the driverless functions enable us to stay focused on the road while an electric engine significantly reduces the impact on the environment by approximately 40 percent.

So while the autopilot function may face challenges, normal driving will reduce the pollution in the environment, which is essential.

Subsequently, we shall look at other ways Mr Musk is gaining reputation on the streets.

For more on Tesla cars, visit www.tesla.com.

Elon Musk is also involved in other tech companies, including Zip2, X.com, PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, SolarCity, Hyperloop, OpenAI, The Boring Company, Neuralink.

Written by Alex Chiejina

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