Elon Musk hints at secret solution to inner city traffic jams

'Not exactly a bus,' says Musk. But he wants to get you home.

At a transport conference in Norway, Tesla CEO Elon Musk mentioned he's eager to solve traffic problems in cities, with one fell swoop. Don't expect the Springfield Monorail, but Musk declined to say much more than a few key phrases according to Bloomberg.

Musk has called gridlock "soul-destroying."

"We have an idea for something which is not exactly a bus but would solve the density problem for inner city situations," Musk said, continuing that autonomous vehicles are key in solving this issue. He addressed the problem of high-density urban transport, which makes sense because Musk has called gridlock "soul-destroying."

"There's a new type of car or vehicle that would be great for that and that'll actually take people to their final destination and not just the bus stop," he said, but whether that is related to ride-sharing is open for analysis. The planned Hyperloop would transport passengers between cities, but getting home from the station is another issue completely. Cities and their traffic problems also vary greatly, so it is difficult to say whether all traffic jams could be solved with Tesla's universal serial bus. Or whatever Musk is dreaming up now.

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