Design jobs at Tesla Motors

The leading Electric Vehicle manufacturer of the world Tesla Motors is growing exponentially. Recently it commenced operations at its Gigafactory at Nevada,US. Tesla in its Master Plan Part Deux said that it is planning to launch all electric trucks , cargo vans and heavy duty trucks.

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Current Opportunities at Tesla Motors Design Department :

1.  3D Visualization Specialist

The 3D Visualization Specialist is responsible for the creation of computer generated imagery. Primary tasks will involve creating pre-rendered assets for use in marketing materials and in-vehicle interfaces and maintaining vehicle master files for use in real-time review sessions, but will also be called upon for other visualization tasks based on the skillset. This position may also involve R&D in virtual reality.

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2. A Class Surfacer

As a senior Class A surfacing specialist at Tesla’s LA Design Studio you will be work on the development of future Tesla vehicles.  You will be part of the team that creates and executes world class interiors and exteriors in terms of form, function and luxury.  You will be primarily tasked to execute A class surfacing for future production cars as well as concept cars, for both interiors and exteriors. You will report to the manager of Exterior or Interior Class A Surfacing Team.

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3. CMF Designer

As a CMF Designer at Tesla Motors, you will be part of a creative team that is responsible for designing the future of transportation. You will work to translate trends into award winning designs that inspire customers throughout the world.

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4. Executive Assistant, Design

The Executive Assistant role at Tesla goes above and beyond the scope of a typical EA position. You will become the right hand of your executive, always preempting their needs, requirements and constantly being one step ahead of the game. Your role is to take away any tasks possible from their daily role giving them the ability to use their time in the most productive way possible. You should make their everyday work role as easy and seamless as possible which maintaining confidentiality, integrity & professionalism. This specific position spans over more than just your direct exec but also into other design studio management tasks such as helping and supporting the wider team including in particular, the facility director with certain tasks.

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5. Retouching & Composition Specialist

The Retouching and Compositing Specialist is responsible for compiling output material into cohesive imagery that portrays an artistic vision. Primary tasks will involve compositing and retouching photos and 3D renders, but will also be called upon for other visualization tasks based on the skillset. The role offers the rare opportunity to take ownership in the development of computer-generated vehicle imagery, so enthusiasm and knowledge of cars is advantageous.

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6. Seating Developer Trimmer/Master Trimmer

The seating developing trimmer and master trimmer is responsible for producing trim patterns. Responsible for development of production trim covers and production process development. Should be able to work from concept drawings, CAD data and prototype foams/frames.

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7. Senior Engineer Aerodynamics

The Senior Aerodynamics Engineer will be supporting the optimization of the aerodynamic characteristics of Tesla’s vehicles.  Aerodynamics plays a much more important role for electric vehicles than conventional cars, and a higher level of aerodynamic optimization is required, not only for efficiency, but for wind noise and refinement as well.  This enhanced priority empowers the aerodynamicists to push boundaries further.  Achieving this requires working very closely with the Design group, and other engineering groups, ensuring that maximum performance is achieved with minimal compromise to other attributes.

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8. Senior Exterior Designer

As a Senior Exterior Designer at Tesla, you will be responsible for the exterior design development of future Tesla vehicles. You will be part of the team that creates and executes world-class exteriors in terms of form, function and luxury. Using your considerable production design experience and innovative thinking, you will primarily be tasked with creating designs for future cars, but may also be called upon for other design tasks (interior, product, etc.) based on your skillset. You will report to the manager of Exterior Design and this position resides in the Los Angeles Design Studio.

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9. Senior Human Factors and Ergonomics Engineer

Key objectives will be to achieve high spatial efficiency and excellent ergonomics whilst meeting all relevant legislative requirements. Probably having accrued considerable experience at an OEM, knowledge of, and the ability to correctly interpret current and impending legislation for US and World markets is essential. He/she will be a natural problem solver, an intuitive 3D thinker and a competent Catia V5 user, capable of taking responsibility for and personally creating the complete occupant and interior package to an industry leading standard from the initial conceptualizing phase onwards.

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10. Senior Interior Designer

As a Senior Interior Designer at Tesla, you will be responsible for the interior design development of future Tesla vehicles. You will be part of the team that creates and executes world-class interiors in terms of form, function and luxury.

Using your considerable production design experience and innovative thinking, you will primarily be tasked with creating designs for future cars, but may also be called upon for other design tasks (exterior, product, etc) based on your skillset. You will report to the Senior Manager of Interior Design and this position resides in the Los Angeles Design Studio.

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Tesla’s Mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.

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Tesla Motors Master Plan in Elon Musk’s own words

“However, the main reason was to explain how our actions fit into a larger picture, so that they would seem less random. The point of all this was, and remains, accelerating the advent of sustainable energy, so that we can imagine far into the future and life is still good. That’s what “sustainable” means. It’s not some silly, hippy thing — it matters for everyone.” – ELON MUSK

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Here’s what Elon Musk want to say about his Master Plan 

The first master plan that I wrote 10 years ago is now in the final stages of completion. It wasn’t all that complicated and basically consisted of:

  1. Create a low volume car, which would necessarily be expensive
  2. Use that money to develop a medium volume car at a lower price
  3. Use that money to create an affordable, high volume car
    And…
  4. Provide solar power. No kidding, this has literally been on our website for 10 years.

The reason we had to start off with step 1 was that it was all I could afford to do with what I made from PayPal. I thought our chances of success were so low that I didn’t want to risk anyone’s funds in the beginning but my own. The list of successful car company startups is short. As of 2016, the number of American car companies that haven’t gone bankrupt is a grand total of two: Ford and Tesla. Starting a car company is idiotic and an electric car company is idiocy squared.

Also, a low volume car means a much smaller, simpler factory, albeit with most things done by hand. Without economies of scale, anything we built would be expensive, whether it was an economy sedan or a sports car. While at least some people would be prepared to pay a high price for a sports car, no one was going to pay $100k for an electric Honda Civic, no matter how cool it looked.

Part of the reason I wrote the first master plan was to defend against the inevitable attacks Tesla would face accusing us of just caring about making cars for rich people, implying that we felt there was a shortage of sports car companies or some other bizarre rationale. Unfortunately, the blog didn’t stop countless attack articles on exactly these grounds, so it pretty much completely failed that objective.

However, the main reason was to explain how our actions fit into a larger picture, so that they would seem less random. The point of all this was, and remains, accelerating the advent of sustainable energy, so that we can imagine far into the future and life is still good. That’s what “sustainable” means. It’s not some silly, hippy thing — it matters for everyone.

By definition, we must at some point achieve a sustainable energy economy or we will run out of fossil fuels to burn and civilization will collapse. Given that we must get off fossil fuels anyway and that virtually all scientists agree that dramatically increasing atmospheric and oceanic carbon levels is insane, the faster we achieve sustainability, the better.

Here is what we plan to do to make that day come sooner:

Integrate Energy Generation and Storage
Create a smoothly integrated and beautiful solar-roof-with-battery product that just works, empowering the individual as their own utility, and then scale that throughout the world. One ordering experience, one installation, one service contact, one phone app.

We can’t do this well if Tesla and SolarCity are different companies, which is why we need to combine and break down the barriers inherent to being separate companies. That they are separate at all, despite similar origins and pursuit of the same overarching goal of sustainable energy, is largely an accident of history. Now that Tesla is ready to scale Powerwall and SolarCity is ready to provide highly differentiated solar, the time has come to bring them together.

Expand to Cover the Major Forms of Terrestrial Transport
Today, Tesla addresses two relatively small segments of premium sedans and SUVs. With the Model 3, a future compact SUV and a new kind of pickup truck, we plan to address most of the consumer market. A lower cost vehicle than the Model 3 is unlikely to be necessary, because of the third part of the plan described below.

What really matters to accelerate a sustainable future is being able to scale up production volume as quickly as possible. That is why Tesla engineering has transitioned to focus heavily on designing the machine that makes the machine — turning the factory itself into a product. A first principles physics analysis of automotive production suggests that somewhere between a 5 to 10 fold improvement is achievable by version 3 on a roughly 2 year iteration cycle. The first Model 3 factory machine should be thought of as version 0.5, with version 1.0 probably in 2018.

In addition to consumer vehicles, there are two other types of electric vehicle needed: heavy-duty trucks and high passenger-density urban transport. Both are in the early stages of development at Tesla and should be ready for unveiling next year. We believe the Tesla Semi will deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo transport, while increasing safety and making it really fun to operate.

With the advent of autonomy, it will probably make sense to shrink the size of buses and transition the role of bus driver to that of fleet manager. Traffic congestion would improve due to increased passenger areal density by eliminating the center aisle and putting seats where there are currently entryways, and matching acceleration and braking to other vehicles, thus avoiding the inertial impedance to smooth traffic flow of traditional heavy buses. It would also take people all the way to their destination. Fixed summon buttons at existing bus stops would serve those who don’t have a phone. Design accommodates wheelchairs, strollers and bikes.

Autonomy
As the technology matures, all Tesla vehicles will have the hardware necessary to be fully self-driving with fail-operational capability, meaning that any given system in the car could break and your car will still drive itself safely. It is important to emphasize that refinement and validation of the software will take much longer than putting in place the cameras, radar, sonar and computing hardware.

Even once the software is highly refined and far better than the average human driver, there will still be a significant time gap, varying widely by jurisdiction, before true self-driving is approved by regulators. We expect that worldwide regulatory approval will require something on the order of 6 billion miles (10 billion km). Current fleet learning is happening at just over 3 million miles (5 million km) per day.

I should add a note here to explain why Tesla is deploying partial autonomy now, rather than waiting until some point in the future. The most important reason is that, when used correctly, it is already significantly safer than a person driving by themselves and it would therefore be morally reprehensible to delay release simply for fear of bad press or some mercantile calculation of legal liability.

According to the recently released 2015 NHTSA report, automotive fatalities increased by 8% to one death every 89 million miles. Autopilot miles will soon exceed twice that number and the system gets better every day. It would no more make sense to disable Tesla’s Autopilot, as some have called for, than it would to disable autopilot in aircraft, after which our system is named.

It is also important to explain why we refer to Autopilot as “beta”. This is not beta software in any normal sense of the word. Every release goes through extensive internal validation before it reaches any customers. It is called beta in order to decrease complacency and indicate that it will continue to improve (Autopilot is always off by default). Once we get to the point where Autopilot is approximately 10 times safer than the US vehicle average, the beta label will be removed.

Sharing
When true self-driving is approved by regulators, it will mean that you will be able to summon your Tesla from pretty much anywhere. Once it picks you up, you will be able to sleep, read or do anything else enroute to your destination.

You will also be able to add your car to the Tesla shared fleet just by tapping a button on the Tesla phone app and have it generate income for you while you’re at work or on vacation, significantly offsetting and at times potentially exceeding the monthly loan or lease cost. This dramatically lowers the true cost of ownership to the point where almost anyone could own a Tesla. Since most cars are only in use by their owner for 5% to 10% of the day, the fundamental economic utility of a true self-driving car is likely to be several times that of a car which is not.

In cities where demand exceeds the supply of customer-owned cars, Tesla will operate its own fleet, ensuring you can always hail a ride from us no matter where you are.

So, in short, Master Plan, Part Deux is:

Create stunning solar roofs with seamlessly integrated battery storage
Expand the electric vehicle product line to address all major segments
Develop a self-driving capability that is 10X safer than manual via massive fleet learning
Enable your car to make money for you when you aren’t using it

via: www.tesla.com

Indian Govt is in talks with Tesla motors; Offered land to establish a factory.

Nitin Gadkari visits the Tesla electric car manufacturing unit, in San Francisco

Indian government was committed to encourage pollution-free transport by providing incentives to bio-fuel, CNG, ethanol and electric vehicles. And also encouraging Indian carmakers to make investments in that direction.

Less than a year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Tesla’s state-of-the-art factory in Fremont, California, his government has invited American electric car maker to set up a manufacturing hub for South and South East Asia in India.Nitin Gadkari, minister of road transport and highways, who visited the company’s San Francisco factory on Friday, offered land near major Indian ports to facilitate exports, an official statement said.The minister offered to promote joint ventures between the global leader in electric car technology and Indian automobile companies to introduce pollution-free road transport in India.Gadkari not only showed interest in electric cars but also battery-powered commercial and public vehicles. He said Indian government was committed to encourage pollution-free transport by providing incentives to bio-fuel, CNG, ethanol and electric vehicles.

The official statement quoted a senior Tesla executive as saying, the Indian government’s offer would be considered at an appropriate time.Replying to a query from the highways minister regarding manufacturing of electric trucks, buses and two-wheelers, Tesla said they plan to manufacture trucks and pick-up vans but not buses and two-wheelers. Tesla team evinced interest in knowing about subsidy on electric vehicles in India. Gadkari asked the company executives to outline their proposal for entry into India.

As part of his Silicon Valley visit last year, Modi had toured Tesla factory in California. Tesla CEOElon Musk showed Modi the cutting-edge robotic auto assembly plant. The PM was also shown the inside of a lithium-ion battery pack, which powers Tesla’s cars.

Musk and Modi had said they saw batteries and solar panels as the future of electricity generation in India. Musk, also CEO of SpaceX, had said, just like India skipped landlines and went straight to cell phones, it could skip traditional grid power and adopt distributed solar and battery packs.

Even though Tesla cars have become quite popular among some of the wealthiest Indians, there is still no infrastructure of electric cars in India. According to analysts, there was a huge potential for Tesla’s batteries combined with solar panels in India. Tesla’s grid batteries have also found overwhelming demand across the world.

“Given high local demand, a Gigafactory in India would probably make sense in the long term,” Musk had told reporters after Modi’s visit. Electric cars use lithium ion batteries and a manufacturing facility for such batteries is called Gigafactory.

Indian carmakers have also shown keen interest in partnering with Tesla to popularize electric cars and develop infrastructure. On the other hand, In China, Tesla has 15 stores and there are about 350 Superchargers and more than 1,600 destination chargers.

On Thursday, Musk, announced that he was close to releasing “Top Secret Tesla Masterplan, Part 2.” The new corporate manifesto is likely to connect the dots between Tesla’s myriad projects, including its proposal to acquire solar installer SolarCity Corp. Tesla’s website, which historically has focused on clean transportation, now said the mission was to “accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.”

Speculation about the future of the company — a potential green conglomerate that integrates rooftop solar, energy storage and increasingly autonomous, fully electric cars — has sparked imaginations of analysts and boosted confidence. That’s despite a customer using Tesla’s Autopilot driver-assist technology being killed in a crash in Florida, subsequent safety and possible securities investigations, the defection of a manufacturing executive to Facebook and missing yet another sales target.

In August 2006, Musk published “The Secret Tesla Motors Master Plan,” which laid out the rationale for building increasingly affordable electric cars while also providing zero-emission electric-power generation options. But it’s not just about the cars. Tesla has always focused on the vehicles as well as their fuel — in this case their growing network of Supercharger stations and efforts to increasingly clean the electric grid that powers them.

And while the mission of the company has historically been to “accelerate the advent of electric transportation,” Tesla’s website now said the mission is about sustainable energy.

“Tesla is not just an automaker, but also a technology and design company with a focus on energy innovation,” says the website. In a call with analysts last month, Musk talked about the need for the Tesla Powerwall for the home to be designed in tandem with solar panels, as one integrated, Tesla-branded system. He was as bullish on solar as he has been on electric cars.

“Like, only about 1 per cent of US homes have solar, so you have a massive addressable market that’s unserved and there’s at least 40 million to 60 million households that where solar — where they could do solar if they wanted to,” said Musk. “So if the economics were right and they like the aesthetics and it was easy to do, then they would do it. So the future market there is really gigantic.”

In 2013, India introduced a National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) to have six million electric vehicles, including two-wheelers, by 2020. Government aims to provide fiscal and monetary incentives to popularise the nascent technology. If this plan becomes a reality, India could save 9,500 million litres of crude oil equivalent to Rs 62,000 crore savings.

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* Tesla Motors was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers, including Elon Musk, in Silicon Valley. Before Tesla, Musk founded X.com in 1999, SpaceX in 2002
* Musk made headlines in May 2012 when SpaceX launched a rocket that would send the first commercial vehicle to the International Space Station
* In late 2014, Musk unveiled two dual motor all-wheel drive configurations of Model S that further improve the vehicle’s handling and performance
* Over 50,000 vehicles were manufactured by Tesla, till last year. They are produced at the company’s factory in Fremont, California
* The Tesla Factory has returned thousands of jobs to the area and is capable of producing 1,000 cars a week, according to information on the company’s official website. The same factory was previously home to New United Motor Manufacturing Inc., a joint venture between Toyota and General Motors
* Tesla is expanding its manufacturing footprint into other areas, including in Tilburg, the Netherlands, where it has an assembly facility, and Lathrop, California, where it has a specialized production plant
* According to some international media reports, Tesla plans to double its total production output to 500,000 vehicles in 2018 and 1 million in 2020

Source: Business-Standard

Mahindra To Challenge Tesla With Pininfarina Based Electric Supercar

Mahindra, with the help of the Italian designer, plans to launch a Pininfarina based electric supercar to rival Tesla in the top-end electric car segment. Pininfarina, will also work in tandem with Mahindra for the company’s products. The Italian studio designed the Ferrari 458 supercar Mahindra’s recent amelioration in various fronts have catapulted its status…

via Mahindra To Challenge Tesla With Pininfarina Based Electric Supercar — MotorBeam