Elon Musk has not kept quiet about how much production of the Tesla Model 3 is stressing him out and his concerns over the dangers of A.I. He now admits that the problem with production was, ironically, caused by a reliance on robots and too much technology.
CBS This Morning took a tour of Tesla’s production line for the Model 3 with Musk. He confirmed there was too much reliance on robots to manufacture the electric vehicle resulting in the company producing 2,000 vehicles a week, a far fewer amount than the original 5,000 he suggested when the vehicle was first unveiled. Musk said the problem stems from the Model 3 having too much technology and should have been staged with workers on the line instead of relying solely on robots to build the car.
Yes, excessive automation at Tesla was a mistake. To be precise, my mistake. Humans are underrated.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 13, 2018