As Tesla gradually approaches self-driving vehicles, the company is looking to hire test operators to expand the technology’s capabilities.
Tesla is looking to hire test drivers for its self-driving vehicles in at least six U.S. cities, among others, as reported by electrek.
The automaker has created job listings for internal test operators for its Autopilot and Full Self-Driving systems in New York City, Chicago, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and Miami – on top of the company already testing these features throughout California and in Phoenix and Austin.
In addition, however, these positions were recently discovered in Toronto, Paris, Milan, and Barcelona as well, signifying Tesla’s intent to take the technology global – especially amidst its transition to pure camera-sensing technology, as opposed to radar.
In the job description for Tesla’s test operator, the company says it is “looking for a highly motivated individual to accelerate our vehicle-level testing for all current and future Autopilot features on the path to full self-driving.”
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The first few tests of Tesla Vision’s safety features have largely demonstrated that the new technology is still in its infancy, though if it’s anything like Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) Level 2 autonomous driving was with radar, it will collect data as more users test the technology, and will improve and learn pretty rapidly.
Tesla only began producing cars without radar in May, and while the camera-based Tesla Vision is still only operational in Autopilot, it’s only a matter of time before the technology improves.
Zachary Visconti is a writer with a knack for electric vehicles, technology, and climate change. Currently residing in Fort Collins, Colorado, Zach loves his partner, his cat, and a good cup of coffee.