And because of this, Herbert Diess has a headache
The Tesla Model S entered the market in 2012, but so far what these cars offer is unattainable for most other cars, regardless of price.
The head of Volkswagen admitted that Tesla cars in a number of indicators are unattainable for other automakers
Yes, it is not quite right to equate the first Model S with the modern ones, but nevertheless in the complex everything looks exactly like that. One of the highlights of Tesla machines is the level of implementation of modern digital technologies in them, from the autopilot function to the ability to update software over the air.
The gulf dividing Tesla cars with the lion’s share of other cars is not the invention of the company’s fans. According to sources, Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess is concerned about Tesla’s leadership in a number of areas, and this is causing him a headache. Of course, Diss did not admit publicly in this – the source got documents from the internal mail of the German concern.
In them, Diss expresses concern over the capabilities of Tesla machines, mainly focusing on software.
What interests me most is the capabilities of driver assistance systems. 500,000 Tesla machines function as a single neural network that continuously collects data and provides the customer with a new driving experience every 14 days. No other car manufacturer can do this today. We have a long way to go to catch up with Tesla.
Diss also admits that customers like integrating machine control capabilities into a smartphone app and creating a user interface around the machine’s huge central screen.
However, Diss is still the Volkswagen CEO, which means his concern is not just words. Reportedly, the German auto giant intends to create some kind of new organization to implement the plan to “catch up with Tesla.”