Elon Musk Offers Rare Look inside Model 3 Factory

Posted by Megalith 3:20 PM (CDT)

Sunday April 15, 2018

For the first time ever, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has granted network cameras access to his Model 3 production line. In addition to a guided tour of the factory, CBS This Morning had the privilege of interviewing Musk and discussing why he was in "production hell" with the Model 3. Musk also talks about Autopilot and how it will never be perfect in another segment.

High-tech goes in the cars, but it also builds them. The Model 3 assembly line is widely regarded as one of the most robotics-driven on the planet – which is part of the problem. "In some cases, the robots actually slowed the production. Right?" King asked. "Yes, they did... We had this crazy, complex network of conveyor belts... And it was not working, so we got rid of that whole thing," Musk said.