Elon Musk and Ferrari chairman John Elkann touched on autonomous driving technology during a video chat last week
Elon Musk agrees there are just some cars that shouldn’t be equipped with self-driving technology, and a Ferrari is one example. The Tesla founder made the comments in a video chat with Stellantis and Ferrari chairman John Elkann during Italien Tech Week last Friday.
Musk has been a vocal proponent of autonomous driving technology with Tesla cars leading the way. Tesla’s Autopilot was the first system to offer advanced hands-free driving technology and remains a benchmark as other automakers such as Cadillac with Supercruise have entered the market.
Still, Musk agreed with Elkann that some cars like a Ferrari are meant to be driven and experienced with the driver’s hands on the wheel.
“That would be sad to have a Ferrari autonomous car,” Elkann said according to Automotive News Europe. “The essence of having a Ferrari is to drive it.” Musk agreed, drawing cheers from the crowd assembled to watch the discussion in Milan, Italy.
The two men spoke on a range of topics from energy to the chip shortage to medicine and their future projects.