Tesla in preliminary discussions to license Autopilot to other OEMs


By Maria Merano

Posted on January 27, 2021

During the latest Tesla earnings call, Elon Musk hinted that the company had some preliminary discussions about providing Autopilot to other OEMs. Opening Autopilot to other automakers would provide Tesla with more data to develop its autonomous software, while also developing another source of revenue for the company.
“Does Tesla plan or expect to licence any of its software applications, FSD and Autobidder in particular, to [third] party OEMs?” asked an institutional investor during Tesla’s Q4 FY 2020 earnings call.