Musk teased this statement via Twitter disclosing, “Not saying the next-gen Roadster special upgrade package *will* definitely enable it to fly short hops, but maybe…Certainly possible. Just a question of safety. Rocket tech applied to a car opens up revolutionary possibilities.” While it sounds like something out of a Blade Runner movie, it isn’t out of the realm of possibility — especially given that Musk is also the CEO of SpaceX and therefore already has the required rocket tech at his disposal. A cross-collaboration between both of Musk’s companies was in fact touted earlier this year by a Tesla spokesperson via Bloomberg who said, “Given that Tesla and SpaceX are totally non-competitive and have a similar first-principles approach to problem-solving, employees at one company are occasionally able to share ideas that help the other.”
You can check out Musk’s tweets below.
Not saying the next gen Roadster special upgrade package *will* definitely enable it to fly short hops, but maybe …
Certainly possible. Just a question of safety. Rocket tech applied to a car opens up revolutionary possibilities.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 19, 2017
In other automotive news, Uber inks a $1 billion USD deal with Volvo for 24,000 autonomous vehicles.