Lex Fridman of MIT:
hey @elonmusk why wait 2 years, give us (at MIT) a Tesla and we’ll summon it across country back to you fully-autonomously by march 2018 and donate the code that does it (the perception, planning, and control)
Sysco [is] adopting innovative technologies to increase efficiency, including investment in Tesla.
This is the highest reservation known so far.
source: Investor Report Sysco [pdf]
Musk revealed the effort at a Tesla party that took place at the intelligence conference NIPS. Attendees at the party told The Register that Musk said “I wanted to make it clear that Tesla is serious about AI, both on the software and hardware fronts. We are developing custom AI hardware chips”.
source: The Register
User ryi on reddit reports that he will get his Model 3 delivered on Monday 11 Dec 2017. This is 2 weeks ahead of Tesla’s own delivery estimate, that was provided when he placed the order on the 21st of November. At that moment Tesla gave a 4 week delivery estimate. Things are certainly looking like they are accelerating..
See the Model 3 at LA Autoshow 2017