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posted by martyb on Wednesday January 31 2018, @09:53PM   Printer-friendly
from the voice-of-Jobs-experience dept.

https://www.investopedia.com/news/steve-wozniak-turns-tesla-critic-doesnt-trust-elon-musk/

Steve Wozniak spoke recently at the Nordic Business Forum in Stockholm. A clipping from the end of the short article,

After years of upgrades and new sensors, Woz sees Tesla as a company that has made major promises and delivered well under the bar. "I love that car, but the trouble is Elon Musk is portrayed in a lot of moves with a lack of faith and trust," he said. "What he says, can you really believe in him? Is he just a good salesman, like Jobs, and may not be there [in the end]?"

Wozniak went as far as to suggest that "every other car manufacturer in the world," including Audi and BMW, "are actually ahead of Tesla for self-driving cars." He then praised his Chevy Bolt EV, which he prefers to drive for everyday life.

It doesn't seem that long ago that Woz was calling out Toyota for problems with the cruise control on his Prius, but here's an update from 2010 -- https://gizmodo.com/5462205/steve-wozniak-update-on-his-prius-problems


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  • (Score: 5, Funny) by MostCynical on Wednesday January 31 2018, @10:54PM (4 children)

    by MostCynical (2589) on Wednesday January 31 2018, @10:54PM (#631226) Journal

    Re:I don't trust any car
      All of them because they're not yet 100% reliable - and the problem with cars is, you stand to die.

    FTFY
    Over 30,000 deaths per year.

    https://crimeresearch.org/2015/01/are-guns-more-likely-to-kill-you-than-a-car-is-no/ [crimeresearch.org]

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  • (Score: 1) by tftp on Thursday February 01 2018, @02:51AM (3 children)

    by tftp (806) on Thursday February 01 2018, @02:51AM (#631309) Homepage
    30,000 deaths per year can be reduced to a hundred or so if all vehicles are automated and communicate to each other. Also this is a much simpler task than to teach a car to drive among manual control vehicles. In the end we all will get old, frail and unable to drive. Fortunately, most of SN readers (not older than 60, I guess) will be able to use a personal or shared automatic car. Development of automatic cars is an obvious necessity that is within our reach in, say, 10 years, if not earlier.
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 01 2018, @03:21AM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 01 2018, @03:21AM (#631319)

      Some want to live, others merely exist. Trying to stop others from living is an impediment to your existence.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 01 2018, @05:50PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 01 2018, @05:50PM (#631583)

        Nice threat, almost didn't notice!

    • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Thursday February 01 2018, @03:45PM

      by tangomargarine (667) on Thursday February 01 2018, @03:45PM (#631503)

      30,000 deaths per year can be reduced to a hundred or so if all vehicles are automated and communicate to each other.

      Yes, exactly: if all vehicles are automated, which is not going to happen for a long time, if ever. Mixing human drivers and AI drivers is going to be..."interesting."

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