If you’re interested in pioneering autonomous vehicles and you’ve ever wanted to get in on the ground floor of a promising company, and you have a Ph.D., then the latest Tesla Motors opportunity could be begging for your application.
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has already said that autonomous vehicles, specifically a Tesla Motors “Autopilot” function, is coming, but that’s still years away. Still, there has been some development in the realm of autonomous features, such as blind-spot detection, adaptive cruise control, and lane departure warning. These are functions that we’ve come to expect on modern luxury vehicles, but it seems that Tesla Motors has been lagging behind, in spite of the fact that the Tesla Model S could be one of the most advanced vehicles on the road, today.
Tesla Motors Careers has a new listing: Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Controls Engineer, part of whose duties will be to “develop vehicle-level decision-making and lateral and longitudinal control strategies for Tesla’s effort to pioneer fully automated driving.” Needless to say, it’s not like this technology is coming tomorrow, but the addition of a dedicated engineer means Tesla Motors is finally getting started. With so many companies already offering autonomous technology and planning fully-autonomous vehicles by the end of the decade, does Tesla Motors have the time to catch up?