Photo: Bret Hartman / TED

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, and a few other companies, had an interesting conversation with TED’s Head Curator Chris Anderson. During the 40 minute discussion, the South African-born entrepreneur shared a lot of interesting details regarding the new projects he’s currently working on.

He starts off by talking about his plans on digging tunnels in order to get rid of traffic jams. He believes this approach is far better than flying cars, which could be quite noisy and can cause a lot of damage if they fall from the sky.

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Musk also talked about Tesla and the upcoming Model 3. The EV, which is scheduled to go into production in July, will apparently have Autopilot on board that will only use passive optical cameras and GPS — no LIDAR. The CEO then also mentioned more details regarding the fully autonomous driving system (Level 5), which is expected to be available in about two years.

Other topics discussed include the upcoming Tesla semi, renewable energy and products like the solar roof, and his goal of colonizing Mars. You can check out the entire conversation above. Enjoy.

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